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. 

Dan Walsh, Apostrophe: 2 March – 30 March 2019

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Apostrophe, an exhibition with new works by American artist Dan Walsh, whose work is currently subject of a solo show at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, entitled Pressing Matter. Walsh, known for his playful minimal abstract paintings, will show both now new painting, as well as new works on paper, books and objects. The exhibition opens Saturday March 2 and lasts until March 30, 2019. You can listen to an interview with Walsh on his exhibition at the gallery on line here.

Dan Walsh, born in 1960 in Philadelphia (US), is one of the most remarkable abstract artists in the United States today. He was one of the participating artists at the Whitney Biennial in New York in 2014. He makes minimal abstract paintings, which are playful in their use of process and historical references. In addition, he makes drawings, sculptures and books. This exhibition will show new works showing all these aspects of his wide artistic spectrum. It will be his sixth solo show at Slewe Gallery.

After his study at Hunter College Walsh started showing his work at Paula Cooper Gallery in New York and several galleries in Europe. His prints and limited-edition books were subject of a solo show at the Cabinet des Estampes du Musée d’Art et d’histoire in Geneva (CH). Walsh’s work was also included in important group shows, such as the Ljubljiana Biennial in Slovena and the Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art in 2003. His works have been collected by several internationally important private and public art collections, such as the MoMA in New York, FNAC in Paris and AKZO Nobel Art Foundation in Amsterdam. In 2012 the Rode Island School of Design Museum presented a solo show of his paintings and in 2013 the Speerstra Foundation in Lausanne (CH) showed Table of Contents, a series of 11 paintings, especially made for this occasion. His current single artist exhibition Pressing Matter at the Bonnefantenmuseum focuses on his paintings, drawings and books of the last 10 years. It will be on view until January 12, 2020. He lives and works on Long Island, New York.

Innes, Walsh, Davenport, Drissen, Aalders: Works on Paper: 5 November – 17 December 2016

From November 5 until December 17 Slewe Gallery will host the exhibition Works on PaperCallum Innes, Dan Walsh, Ian Davenport, Paul Drissen, Steven Aalders. All five artists are from the same generation and internationally known as painters, having built up an abstract vocabulary each in their own way. The exhibition will also be on view during Amsterdam Art Weekend from November 24 until 27.

Washing away paint and exposing the ground is characterisitic for the painting process by Scottish artist Callum Innes (*1962). Exhibiting at Slewe Gallery in the late nineties he has currently a solo show at Museum De Pont in Tilburg from October 15 until February 26, 2017. His main gallery is Frith Street Gallery in London.

American artist Dan Walsh (*1960) is known for his playful minimal abstract paintings, in which he explores ‘process generated images’. Having Paula Cooper Gallery as his main gallery in New York, he showed regularly at Slewe Gallery. In Spring 2019 he will have a solo exhibition at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht.

London based artist Ian Davenport (*1966) is like Innes one of the most important abstract painters of his generation in Britain. With his technique of pouring paint he has reached a refined surface and imagery. Very thin lines and subtle colors are a result of his highly controlling hand and esthetic eye. Since the start of his career he is represented by Waddington Custot in London.

Paul Drissen (*1963), who lives and works in Maastricht, makes paintings with a collage technique and with casein tempera on canvas. He uses elements from the modernist tradition in an almost nostalgic way. His works has been collected by Bonnefantenmusuem Gemeentemuseum The Hague and Stedeijk Museum Amsterdam a.o.

The geometric abstract painting by Steven Aalders (*1959) are traditionally made with oil paint on linen, in which the heritage of modernism of Mondrian and the American Minimal Art has been processed. His work had been included in the by Rudi Fuch curated show Excitement in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam last Summer.

The exhibition will also be on view during Amsterdam Art Weekend from Novemer 24 until 27. For more information please visit www.amsterdamart.nl


Dan Walsh, Works on Paper: 6 September – 11 October 2014

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the new exhibition by American artist Dan Walsh (*1960, USA). Walsh, known for his playful minimal abstract paintings, will focus this time on his drawings he recently made. The exhibition will open Saturday September 6 and will last until October 11, 2014.

Dan Walsh, born in 1960 in Philadelphia (US), is one of the most remarkable abstract artists in the United States today. He was one of the participating artistst at the Whitney Biennial in New York earlier this year. He makes minimal abstract paintings, which are playful in their use of process and historical rferences. In addition he makes drawings and books. This exhibition, especially focusing on his works on paper, will be his fifth solo exhibition at Slewe Gallery.

After his study at Hunter College he started showing his work at Paula Cooper Gallery in NY and several galleries in Europe. His prints and limited-edition books were subject of a solo show at the Cabinet des Estampes du Musée d’Art et d’histoire in Geneva (CH). Walsh’s work was also included in important group shows, such as the Ljubljiana Biennial, Slovena and the Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art in 2003. His works have been collected by several internationally important private and public art collections, such as the MoMA in New York, Saatchi in London, FNAC in Paris and AKZO Nobel Art Foundation in Amsterdam. In 2012 the Rode Island School of Design Museum presents a solo show of his paintings and in 2013 the Speerstra Foundation in Lausanne (CH), showed Table of Contents, a series of 11 paintings, especially made for thos occasion. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Dan Walsh, Time Trials: 10 September – 8 October 2011

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Time Trials by Dan Walsh (*1960, USA). Walsh, known for his playful minimal abstract paintings, will focus this time on a more conceptual and experimental exhihibition. The exhibition will open Saturday September 10 and will last until October 8, 2011.

Like his exhibition 7 Grays at Paula Cooper Gallery in New York and Synagogue de Delme, and his experimental installation at CCNOA in Brussels with Olivier Mossett in 2002, Walsh continues his interest in occupying the field of the spectator. In Time Trials, Walsh assembles a collection of objects and visual aides (found and made) creating scenarios or concentrated tableaux to help look at the subject of time. It is as experiential as it is reflective. Examples include such everyday mechanisms as clocks and metronomes, as well as complex concepts such as cultural cycles and interior time. One views these subjects through camera lenses as well as historical lenses (like a sepia film gel.) It is encyclopedic in its references and contexts, seemingly didactic in its use of tripods and maps, but deceptive in its inconclusiveness.

Walsh is one of the most remarkable abstract artists in the United States. Showing since 1993 at Paula Cooper Gallery in New York and several galleries in Europe, such Galerie Tschudi in Glarus/Zuoz (CH) and Xippas in Paris, this exhibition will be his fourth show at Slewe in Amsterdam. His work has been collected by several internationally important private and public art collections, such as the MoMA in New York, Saatchi in London, FNAC in Paris and AKZO Nobel Art Foundation in Amsterdam. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

During the exhibiton a video interview ill be made by the Dutch art critic Robert-Jan Muller, on view at vimeo. It will be the first one in the new series artists' interviews he will make especially for the gallery.

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).

Dan Walsh: 6 September – 4 October 2008

Slewe Gallery is proud to announce a new exhibtion by New York based artist Dan Walsh. The opening will be September 6 and the exhibition will last until October 4, 2008. In addition to some new paintings, there will be new works on paper, prints and artists' books on show.

Dan Walsh, born 1960 in Philadelphia, is today one of the most remarkable abstract artists in the United States. He makes playfully minimal abstract paintings, drawings and books, in which he explores ‘process generated images’, the artist’s method of creating images shaped by the process of their own making.

After his study at Hunter College he started showing his work, since 1993 at Paula Cooper Gallery in New York and later also at several galleries in Europe, such as Galerie Tschudi in Glarus/Zuoz (CH) and Xippas in Paris. Since 2003 he exhibited regularly at Slewe Gallery in Amsterdam. His prints and limited-edition books were subject of a solo show at the Cabinet des Estampes du Musée d’Art et d’histoire in Geneva (CH). Walsh’s work was also included in important group shows, such as the Ljubljiana Biennial, Slovena and the Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art in 2003. His works have been collected by several internationally important private and public art collections, such as the MoMA in New York, Saatchi in London, FNAC in Paris and AKZO Nobel Art Foundation in Amsterdam. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Dan Walsh: 9 September – 7 October 2006

Dan Walsh: 6 September – 5 October 2003