27 January – 25 February 2023
Friday January 27 opens the group exhibition Sediment with works by Alan Charlton, Alice Schorbach, Caro Jost, Dan Walsh, Domenico Bianchi, Ian Davenport, Karin Sander, Lesley Foxcroft, Martina Klein, Nunzio, Roos Theuws and Ruud Kuijer. The exhibition will last until February 25.
One of the works that will be on view in the exhibition, is a new video work by Roos Theuws, entitled 1870, which shows an image of a geyser. In the accompanying publication the composition of various metal oxides are mentioned on some sheets of colored paper. These materials are the sediments left behind by the geyser.
In the works of the other artists, the use of materials, such as iron, zinc, copper, palladium, lead, pigments, leaves and gravel, form a loose association with the concept of sediment, which can be seen as a metaphor for the artwork: a sediment in the bed of the stream of an artist's imagination.
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.
Lesley Foxcroft, Alice Schorbach:
20 September – 2 November 2019
Slewe Gallery will celebrate her 25th anniversary in October. During that period the gallery gives room to two solo exhibitions. In one of the gallery spaces Amsterdam based artist Alice Schorbach, who was the first exhibitor at Slewe 25 years ago, will show new works. The other space features recent works by British sculptor Lesley Foxcroft. For Foxcroft it will be her first show at Slewe Gallery. Both artists share a fundamental approach to their medium and their delicate simple works relate to space and light of the architecture. The exhibition opens Friday September 20 and lasts until November 2.
Lesley Foxcroft is known for her works created in MDF. But she also uses other ordinary materials, such as rubber, card and paper. Her use of these ordinary, everyday products, is an integral part of her expression as a whole: “I like the idea that the uncomplicated has a purpose: that the material does not give a sculpture its value, it is the artist that does'. By methods of folding, cutting, pressing and stacking Foxcroft arranges the material on the floor and up walls to create a dialogue between the two; her installations thereby make the commonplace aesthetic and the two-dimensional architectural. For her show at Slewe Gallery she will exhibit works created from MDF and galvanzied iron. Foxcroft, born in 1949, studied at Camberwell School of Fine Art and has had numerous solo and group shows throughout the UK and Europe from 1974 onwards. You can listen to an interview with Lesley Foxcroft on her exhibition on line here.
Alice Schorbach’s works consist of geometric, abstract combinations of canvas-stretched wooden frames that assume an object-like character. On first glance one sees a monochrome surface comprised of a variety of shades of very light whitish colour that the artist has applied in several coats of paint with great care and precision. The different components within the works vary in size and thus the incidence of light and the effect of shadow play an important role. The colour applied to the sides of the paintings attains a free, independent existence both on the underlying wall and in the architectural space in which the works are presented. Schorbach, born in 1940 in Kassel (DE), lives and works since 1970 in Amsterdam. In 1976 she won the European Prize of Painting and in 1977 she participated at the Documenta VI. In 2007 she had a solo show at the Rijksmuseum Twenthe, on which occasion a catalogue was published. You can listen to an interview with Alice Schorbach on her exhibition on line here.
At Huize Frankendael in Amsterdam the exhibition Private View, 25 Years Slewe will be on view from October 6 until November 24, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the gallery. The exhibition consists of a selection of works by the artists shown at the gallery through the years. They are installed in the salon rooms and garden of this 18th century building. On the occasion a catalogue is published with an overview of all gallery’s exhibitions. It is designed by Irma Boom, who was responsible for all graphic design of the gallery through the years. You can visist the exhibition at Huize Frankendael, Middenweg 72, Amsterdam, every Sunday from 2 to 5 pm or by appointment.
19 February – 19 March 2011
Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition with new works by German born artist Alice Schorbach. The exhibition will open Saturday February 19 and will run through March 19, 2011. Art historian Pauli Snoeks, who has done a study on the work by Schorbach, will give an introduction at the opening on Saturday February 19 at 4 pm.
Schorbach’s works consist of geometric, abstract combinations of canvas-stretched wooden frames that assume an object-like character. On first glance one sees a monochrome surface comprised of a variety of shades of color that the artist has applied in several coats of tempera with great care and precision. The different components within the works vary in size and thus the incidence of light and the effect of shadow play an important role. The color applied to the sides of the paintings attains a free, independent existence both on the underlying wall and in the architectural space in which the works are presented.
Schorbach, born in 1940 in Kassel (DE), lives and works since 1970 in Amsterdam. In 1977 she participated at the Documenta VI. In addition to exhibitions in Germany and Switserland, she exhibited regularly in the Netherlands at Slewe Gallery since 1994. In 2007 she had a solo show at the Rijksmuseum Twenthe, on wich occasion a catalog had been published.
Geeske Bijker, Alice Schorbach:
8 October – 12 November 2005
From October 8 until November 12, 2005, a duo exhibition with new paintings by German artist Alice Schorbach (*1940, DE) and the young artist Geeske Bijker (*1974, NL) will take place at Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam.
19 February – 25 March 2000
6 September – 5 October 1997
9 December – 12 February 1996
From December 9 1995 until February 12, 1996, Slewe Gallery will host a group exhibition entitled Liaisons. Participating artists are Adam Colton, Peter Davis, Martina Klein, Alice Schorbach, Paul Vos de Wael.
8 October – 14 November 1994
Saturday 8 October Slewe Gallery will open its doors at the Kerkstraat in Amsterdam. Its first exhibition will be a solo show of new paintings by German artist Alice Schorbach (*1940), on which occasion a small catalog is published, designed by Irma Boom. The exhibition will run until November 14, 1994.