Roos Theuws, Unequal Times:
25 November – 23 December 2023
Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Unequal Times by Roos Theuws. It is her third solo exhibition at Slewe Gallery. The opening is on Saturday November 25.
Theuws is known for her video sculptures in which she questions the intrinsic qualities of light and sound in the medium of video and audio itself.. In her works she investigates human perception of light and time. In this exhibition she will present a new video sculpture, entitled Unequal Times Measuring Each Other (2022) and some new ‘assembled works’, in which parts of electronic equipment are brought together with photographic works. The exhibition will be accompanied by a cahier, the fourth in the series to date, entitled Unequal Times Measuring Each Other no. 1 & no. 2, including a text by Theuws herself, and a poem by Maria Barnas as well.
Roos Theuws, born in 1957 in Valkenswaard (NL), lives and works in Amsterdam. Since 1984 she has regularly shown (inter)nationally. Her works are included in several important private collections in the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States and public collections, amongst others, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, and Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht.
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.
Roos Theuws, DUALs:
23 September – 28 October 2017
Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition DUALs by Roos Theuws. It will be her second exhibition at Slewe.
Theuws is known for her video installations in which she questions the intrinsic qualities of light and sound and video and sound as media themselves. In this exhibition she will present three new video pieces and some related photo works (inkjet prints).
The Same Sun, shown on a computer screen, consists of two images. The left screen shows the effect of the rising sun through a window, which illuminates a lamp, that casts a shadow of the light that falls on it. The right screen shows the same film in reverse. At a certain point they coincide as if time stands still.
Miroir Noir, consists of two video projections of the frantic, repetitive movements of bees and pulsating concentric circles cast on a hanging sheet of black- coated plexiglass. The reflected light beams of the projectors on the glossy plexiglass attack the perceiver in an almost physical way.
Her latest work Nightworks, unequal times measured by each other, is a sculptural work consisting of several components. A fairly large black and white print of an ancient, Roman urn, is draped over an iMac- computer screen, in such a way that the shift of light from dark to bright, illuminates the print. The computer and print seem to emerge from a nearby positioned cage like metal object. The audio part is a manipulation of a recording of the sounds in between the singing of birds at sunrise which gives the piece an unworldly atmosphere.
Roos Theuws, born in 1957 in Valkenswaard (NL), lives and works in Amsterdam. Since 1984 she has regularly shown (inter)nationally. Her works are included in several important private collections in the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States and public collections, a.o. the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans- van Beuningen Rotterdam, Huis Marseille, Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht.
19 April – 17 May 2014
Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition with new works by Dutch artist Roos Theuws. The exhibition opens Saturday April 19 and will run until May 17.
Theuws, a.o. known for her video installations, in which light and sound are subject matter, will show two new video works and eight related photoworks as inkjet prints.
One video installation, entitled Fences & Pools (2012), originated as a result of her residency in Utah in the United States some years ago. Inspired by the bare desert-like scenery she connected the old Apocalyps text from the Biblical Book of Revelations with a native American mythological text and descriptions by an American scientific explorer in the Mid-West from the nineteenth century.
The other video installation Kitab al Manazir (Book of Optics) (2013) shows the optical instruments, which are at display at the Museum Boerhaave in Leiden and the Arabic text of the medieval physician Ibn al Haytham. The text and instruments show an intriguing theory on the physical perception of light by human eyes and how we observe images.
Roos Theuws, born in 1957 in Valkenswaard (NL), works and lives in Amsterdam. Since 1984 she shows regularly her work internationally. They have been collected by several important private collections in the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States and public collections, such as Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam and Huis Marseille Amsterdam.
For this occasion Ernst van Alphen, Professor Literature Studies at Leiden University, has written a text on Theuws’ work, entitled Slow Seeing. Grasping the Image and the Way We Process It. It will be published in a cahier and will be available during the exhibtition. For more information please contact the gallery.