Adam Colton, Blow: 29 November – 28 December 2013

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Blow by an alumnus of de Ateliers, British sculptor Adam Colton (*1957). It will open during the Amsterdam Art Weekend on Friday November 29 and will run until December 28, 2013. Especially for this occasion a new catalogue will be launched covering almost 25 years of work, with texts by Penelope Curtis, director of Tate Britain in London and Anno Lampe, private collector.

After his last show Cliffhanger at the gallery in 2012 he was invited by the National Glass Museum Leerdam to produce new sculptures in glass. The results will be shown next to newly made cast aluminium sculptures and related drawings.

During the last years Colton made organic shaped objects in polyurethane foam or aluminium. They lie on the floor or hang against the wall. His career began in the early eighties with white plaster constructions based on his own leg. His work developed through geometric stone and wood carvings towards organic shaped carvings in the artificial material of polyurethane foam, which he gave a natural feel through sanding and painting them in an off whitish color. At the same time he still occupies himself with sculptural principles as volume, space and weight. The practice of drawing is the underpinning for all his works. The developing process from initial drawing to a three-dimensional object is essential for the outcome of the work.

Colton was born in 1957 in Manchester (GB). Since 1981 he lives and works in the Netherlands. After his study at the Ateliers 63 in Haarlem he had his first solo show at Art & Project in Amsterdam in 1983. He had several museum shows in the Netherlands, at the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Commanderie van St.Jan in Nijmegen, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede and Gemeentemuseum The Hague. In 2009 he made the exhibition Love Arises from the Foam at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen.

Presently there is a solo exhibition of his work Carvings and Bones at the Museum Kröller-Müller in Otterlo (NL), until March 9, 2014. For more information please visit

Slewe Gallery will participate at Amsterdam Art Weekend from November 29 through December 1, 2013 with extended opening hours from 12 am to 8 pm. For more information please visit

Günter Tuzina, Das andere Quadrat und Tondo: 19 October – 23 November 2013

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Das ander Quadrat und Tondo by German artist Günter Tuzina (*1951). The exhibition will open Saturday October 19 and will last until November 23, 2013.

The very refined drawings and paintings by Günter Tuzina show the inheritance of the minimalist idiom of the sixties and seventies. His rectangled drawings in mostly dark blue, red and green colors look like windows. They are cut by expressive horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines. These lines and angles are not quite perfect, which give them an emotional significance. It contrasts sharply with the anonymous, industrial perfection of Minimal Art. Especially for this exhibition he made also some small tondos, round paintings.

Günter Tuzina, born in 1951 in Hamburg (DE), lives and works in Cologne. In 2002 he had an overview of his oeuvre in the Gemeentemuseum The Hague, on which occasion also a catalog had been published. His works have been internationally shown and collected by several museum and public collections such as the Gemeentemuseum The Hague and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Since 1999 he showed regularly at Slewe Gallery. In 2011 he had a presentation at project space of the Gemeentemusuem The Hague.


Paul Drissen, Studioprojects: 7 September – 12 October 2013

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Studioprojects by Paul Drissen. He will show about seven large new paintings. The exhibition opens Saturday September 7 and will run through October 12.

Paul Drissen makes paintings with casein tempera on canvas. He uses elements from the modernist tradition in an almost nostalgic way. Thereforoccase he used to call his paintings earlier Ghostpaintings. His newest series, entitled Studioprojects, are more collages than classic paintings. Found cotton cloth and cut out images from magazines or catalogs are playfully used as carrier for his paintings. Traces of corrections, some broken lines and forms recall modernist painting as a nostalgic desire.

Drissen, born in 1963 in Oirsbeek (NL), lives and works in Maastricht. After his study at the Ateliers 63 in Haarlem he started exhibiting at Art & Project Gallery. He had museum solo shows at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and at the Stadsgalerij Heerlen in 2005, on which occasion a catalog has been published entitled Melodernia. His work has been collected by several important private and public collecions such as the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and Stadsgalerij Heerlen.

Zebedee Jones: 18 May – 22 June 2013

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibtion with new paitings by Bristish artist Zebedee Jones. It opens May 18 and will run through June 22. His fourth exhibition at Slewe Gallery will focus on a series of small paintings he recently made.

Jones' paintings are built up by adding and scraping off various layers of paint. They look more as sculptural objects while the edges are bordered by thick curls of paint. Colour is an important subject. Also characteristic is the attention paid to the skin of the painted surface. His paintings look monochrome at first but show subtle differences in colour later. These subtle shades of colour along with the highly tactile surface give the paintings a strong expression.

Jones was born in 1970 in London, where he still lives and works. After his study at Camberwell College of Art and later Chelsea College, he started showing at Karsten Schubert in 1995, later at Waddington Galleries and recently at Agnews Gallery in London. He had also several shows at Danese in New York. Since 2001 he exhibits regularly at Slewe Gallery.

Jan Roeland, Works 1973 -2013: 6 April – 11 May 2013

Slewe Gallery is proud to announce the opening of the exhibition with new and old paintings by the 78-years old Dutch master Jan Roeland (*1935). His new paintings with a single tulip as motif will be exhibited in combination with older works from the seventies and eighties, in which abstractions of tables, boxes and knives are figuring. The exhibition shows an astonishing consistent and varied artistic development. The show will open Saturday April 6 and will last until May 11, 2013.

Jan Roeland has built up an oeuvre of paintings which moves between geometric abstraction and figuration. Recognisable simple motifs of everyday objects, such as hammers, toy-aeroplanes, plants and ducks give his formally built up abstract painting some sense of humor. His paintings are precisely constructed and built up with several layers of oil paint, in which color plays an important role. The relatively small formats of his canvases fit in the old Dutch tradition of Easel-painting.

Roeland lives and works in Amsterdam. After his study he started exhibiting in 1965 and since 1969 regularly at Galerie Espace. In 2001 he started showing at Slewe Gallery. His work has been collected by several museums, such as the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam and Schunck in Heerlen. In 1997 a comprehensive catalog had been published, overviewing more than 25 years of his work, with texts by Elly Stegeman, K. Schippers and Anna Tilroe, along a travelling exhibition of his work at the Beyerd in Breda, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam and Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede. In 2007 another catalog has been published along a solo show at the Stadsgalerij Heerlen, with texts by Tijs Goldschmidt and Jan Andriesse. In 2010 he had an exhibition at the Hedge House in Wijlre, near Maastricht.

Michael Jacklin, Marthe Wéry: 23 February – 30 March 2013

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition with new sculptures by the Dutch artist Michael Jacklin and paintings by Belgium artist Marthe Wéry, who died in 2005. The exhibition will open Saturday February 23 and will last until March 30.

Michael Jacklin (*1956) known for his man-sized grid sculptures, made of iron, will exhibit a new series of open iron constructions, entitled Le mètre. It is based on an one meter high pedestal, on which transparent boxes of thin staff iron are hanging in or stacked on each other. They follow his previous series wall sculptures Stack and Hang, in which the sculptural principles of stacking and hanging were the subject. Also in the new series a subtle play of lines and intervals occurs when you move around them.

Jacklin is one of the rare fundamental working sculptors of his generation. He focuses on the specific qualities of the material as well as on the sculptural principles such as mass, rhythm and gravity. Since 1984 he works exclusively with iron. His preference for this material derives from his fascination for iron constructions in architecture. Jacklin exhibits at Slewe Gallery on a regular base since 1995. In 2010 the gallery published a catalog with an overview of his work and a text by Maarten Bertheux. In 2002 he had an exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and in 2000 he had a show at the Kunstvereniging Diepenheim. His works have been collected by several public and private collections. He has also done several public commissions in Rotterdam and Amstelveen. Jacklin lives and works in Amster­dam.

From Marthe Wéry (1930-2005), who had an exhibition at Slewe Gallery in 2003, there will be shown about five paintings dating from the last fiften years of her life. Wéry was one of the leading Belgian painters of her generation. She got known for her poetic installations of monochrome colored panels. Installed in a space the seperate paintings form together a new composition and get into a dialogue with the surrounding architecture. Though she is often categorized as an analytical painter, typical for her generation, it appears in her writing she felt more related to the spirituality of the Russian Constructivists or Barnett Newman and art which is going ‘beyond’.

Wéry studied at the Grande Chaumière in Paris. She lived and worked in Brussels for all her life. She took part in the famous Fundamental Painting exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (1975), exhibited at Dokumenta in Kassel (1977) and represented Belgium at the Venice Biennale (1982). In 1987 she had a solo exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and in 2001 at Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels. In 2004 she installed an impressive solo exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts of Tournai (BE), on which occasion the catalog Les couleurs du monochrome was published. Recently in 2011 the Gemeentemuseum The Hague organized a retrospective exhibition Marthe Wéry, the power of simplicity. Her work has been collected internationally by several private and public institutions, such as the Stedelijk Museum voor Aktuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague and Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris.

Selected Works: 12 January – 16 February 2013

Slewe Gallery is pleased to start the new year with a group show from January 12 through February 16. Selected Works includes a selection of about 14 works by 7 artists of the gallery, including recent pieces by Merina Beekman, Frank Van den Broeck, Alan Charlton, Adam Colton, Martin Gerwers, Michael Jacklin and Alan Johnston.

During the exhibition there will be a concert held on Sunday 27 January at 3 pm. John snijders will perform Sonatas and Interludes by John Cage for prepared piano. Entrance free (rsvp:

Slewe Gallery will participte at Art Rotterdam from 7 through 10 February (