Brainwave: 4 September – 9 October 2021

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the group exhibition Brainwave, including a selection of works by Alan Charlton, Callum Innes, Dan Walsh, Domencio Bianchi, Jan van Munster, Jerry Zeniuk, Joris Geurts, Karel Appel, Krijn de Koning, Michael Jacklin, Steven Aalders.

The exhibition will be on view from September 4 to October 9. The gallery is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 1 to 6 pm and by appointment.

The exhibition with new work by Domenico Bianchi and Nunzio, previously scheduled for September, has been postponed to spring 2022. 

Michael Jacklin, Various Thoughts: 6 March – 10 April 2021

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Various Thoughts by Dutch artist Michael Jacklin (*1956). The exhibition will show some new works. It opens Saturday 6 March and runs until 10 April, 2021. Due to the Corona regulations there will be no special opening. You can visit the the exhibition by making an appointment in advance from Wednesday to Saturday from 1 to 6 pm.

Michael 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 bridges and architecture. The last few years most work are made of either staff iron or iron plate. With basic forms, such as cubes, boxes and spheres he builds up an open grid like construction. A subtle play of lines and intervals occurs when you move around them.

Jacklin exhibits at Slewe Gallery on a regular base since 1995. In 2010 Slewe Gallery published a catalog with an overview of his work. In 2019 his work was included in the exhibition Negative Space at ZKM in Karlsruhe and in 2017 some of his large monumental works were shown at Art Zuid, a biennial outdoor sculpture route in Amsterdam, which was curated by Rudi Fuchs. In 2002 he had an exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and in 2000 at the Kunstvereniging Diepenheim. This coming September there will be an exhibition of his work at Galerie LUMC in Leiden. His works have been collected by several public collections, such as the Stedeijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, ABN AMRO Art Collection and AkzoNobel Art Foundation, as well as many private collections. He has also done several public commissions in Rotterdam, Amstelveen and Gemeente Haarlemmermeer. Jacklin lives and works in Amsterdam.

Meanwhile...: 29 May – 22 August 2020

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the (re)opening of the gallery after more than two months of temporarily closure with a group exhibition of new works, made during the recent lockdown by some locally based artists.

Please note that during the summer months of July and August the gallery will be only open by appoitment.

Artists who participate in Meanwhile... are Adam Colton, Alice Schorbach, Jan van Munster, Joris Geurts, Krijn de Koning, Lon Pennock, Michael Jacklin, Paul Drissen, Roos Theuws, Ruud Kuijer, Steven Aalders.

The exhibition, entitled Meanwhile ..., was on view from May 29 to June 27 and will now be extended until August 22. During the summer months of July and August the gallery will be open only by appointment.

The gallery is open according to the regulations of the RIVM. The gallery will allow a limited number of visitors at a time. However, the gallery offers enough space to keep a safe distance.

The next exhibition with new works by Martin Gerwers (*1963, DE) will open on September 4.

Michael Jacklin, Wall, Corner, ...: 8 September – 6 October 2018

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Wall, Corner, ... with new sculptures by Dutch artist Michael Jacklin(*1956). The exhibition opens Saturday September 8 and runs until October 6. You can listen to an interview with Michael Jacklin on his new work by Robert van Altena on line.  

Michael Jacklin, known for his man-sized grid sculptures, made of iron, will exhibit a new series of open iron constructions. 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 Slewe 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. Last year some large monumental works by him were shown at Art Zuid, a biennial outdoor sculpture route in Amsterdam, which was curated by Rudi Fuchs. His works have been collected by several public and private collections. He has also done several public commissions in Rotterdam, Amstelveen and Gemeente Haarlemermeer. Jacklin lives and works in Amsterdam.

Michael Jacklin, Inner Space Outer Space II: 14 January – 25 February 2017

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Inner Space Outer Space II with new sculptures by Dutch artist Michael Jacklin (*1956). The exhibition opens Saturday January 14 and runs until February 25.

Michael Jacklin, known for his man-sized grid sculptures, made of iron, will exhibit a new series of open iron constructions. It will be his second show with the same title showing sculptures based on events in inner space and outer space. Whereas his first show in 2014 was focusing more on the outer space, this time the inner space will be the main theme with the smallest elements, the particles at the base. Both transparent and small massive spheres are positioned within many open circles of thin staff iron. 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 Slewe 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, Amstelveen and Gemeente Haarlemermeer. Jacklin lives and works in Amsterdam.

Michael Jacklin, Inner Space Outer Space: 27 November – 27 December 2014

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Inner Space Outer Space with new sculptures by Dutch artist Michael Jacklin (*1956), an alumnus of De Ateliers. The exhibition opens during the Amsterdam Art Weekend on Thursday November 27 and runs until December 27.

Michael Jacklin, known for his man-sized grid sculptures, made of iron, will exhibit a new series of open iron constructions based on events in outer space, in which transparent spheres and circles of thin staff iron are hanging in each other or stacked on each other. 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 Slewe 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.

During the Amsterdam Art Weekend there are extended opening hours on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 November from 12 am to 8 pm and Sunday 30 November from 12 am to 6 pm. For more information please contact the gallery.

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: info@slewe.nl).

Slewe Gallery will participte at Art Rotterdam from 7 through 10 February (www.artrotterdam.nl).

Michael Jacklin, The Hang Series: 7 January – 11 February 2012

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening The Hang Series, an exhibition with new works by the Dutch sculptor Michael Jacklin (*1956). The exhibition will open Saturday January 7 and will last until February 11.

Jacklin, known for his man-sized grid sculptures, made of iron, will exhibit a new series of wall objects, entitled The Hang Series, in which transparent boxes of thin staff iron are hanging in each other. They follow his previous series wall sculptures Stack, in which the principle of stacking was its subject. Also in these 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.

Michael Jacklin exhibits at Slewe Gallery on a regular base since 1995. In 2010 Slewe 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.

Why Patterns?: 8 January – 5 February 2011

Why Patterns? 

Participating artists: James Siena, Daan van Golden, Ian Davenport, Ann Pibal, Jerry Zeniuk, Carel Blotkamp, Michael Jacklin, Irma Boom, Joris Geurts, Jorinde Voigt, Stephen Ellis, Jan Dibbets, Martin Gerwers, Xylor Jane, Peter Struycken, Kate Shepherd, Domenico Bianchi, Merina Beekman, Callum Innes, Ditty Ketting, Peter Davis, Kees Goudzwaard, Dan Walsh, Herman de Vries, Steven Aalders

On Saturday 8 January 2011, Slewe Gallery will start out the new year with a group exhibition based on a concept of Steven Aalders:

I went to Zuiderwoude to attend a concert. Morton Feldman's Why Patterns? was being performed. Flute, piano and glockenspiel played individual notes, seemingly unrelated to each other. Only toward the end did the lines converge. Afterwards I cycled home across the dike, the sounds still echoing in my mind. Like a big whitish blue question mark, the IJsselmeer lay to the left, its silvery surface fractured into a fine relief of little waves. Above it moved the clouds in ever-changing formations. Straight lines of polder landscape on the right, dotted with red roofs, and the truncated tower of Ransdorp in the distance. Now and then September light skimmed across the pastures and gave the land a golden blush. "God was great that afternoon," said Nescio, "and benevolent."

Since the beginnings of abstract art, artists have made use of patterns in order to incorporate the problem of figure and background into the two-dimensional surface. They often took inspiration from non-Western visual cultures, as seen in the patterns of oriental carpets or Pre-Columbian objects. Patterns were also employed as independent elements in order to portray growth processes and cycles in nature, as parallels to nature's own manifestations.

The exhibition includes works by twenty five guest and regularly shown artists of the gallery. Patterns, both concrete and ephemeral, set the tone.

On Sunday afternoon 9 January, at 4 pm, the work Why Patterns? by the American composer Morton Feldman (1926-1987) will be performed by the Ives Ensemble in the gallery. Admission is free. (rsvp: info@slewe.nl).

Michael Jacklin, Morphology: 15 November – 20 December 2008

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Morphology by Michael Jacklin (*1956, NL). The opening will be Saturday November 15 and the exhibition will last until December 20, 2008.

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. He is known for his series of man-sized grid sculptures and transparent wall objects of thin staff iron. In this exhibition he will show a new series of small iron wall constructions entitled the Stack series in addition to some standing transparant iron constructions entiteld Morphology

Michael Jacklin, born in 1956 (NL), studied at the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and Ateliers 63 in Haarlem. He started exhibiting at Fons Welters Gallery in 1985. In 1990 he received the Charlotte van Pallandt Award. Since 1995 he exhibits at Slewe Gallery on a regular base. In 2010 Slewe published a catalogue with an overview of his work and a text by Maarten Bertheux. In 2002 he had a presentation at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and in 2000 at the Kunstvereniging Diepenheim. His works have been collected by several public and private collections. Jacklin lives and works in Amsterdam.

Michael Jacklin: 18 November – 23 December 2006

Michael Jacklin, New Sculptures: 8 January – 12 February 2005

Michael Jacklin, Ingo Meller: 23 November – 21 December 2002

From November 23 until December 21, 2002 a duo exhibition with new works by the Dutch sculptor Michael Jacklin (*1956) and German painter Ingo Meller (*1955) will be held at Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam.

Michael Jacklin: 2 September – 7 October 2000

Steven Aalders, Michael Jacklin, Martina Klein: 18 February – 24 March 1999

Michael Jacklin: 17 May – 21 June 1997

The Dutch sculptor Michael Jacklin (*1956) will have a solo show at Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam, from May 17 until June 21, 1997. On this occasion a catalog will be published, designed by Irma Boom.

Michael Jacklin: 21 October – 2 December 1995