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.
Ian Davenport: New Works on Paper:
13 January – 24 February 2018
Slewe Gallery is pleased to present new works on paper by British artist Ian Davenport. The exhibition opens Saturday January 13 and will run until February 24.
For his fourth exhibition at Slewe Gallery, Davenport will show a new series of large colour etchings on paper, which he made in collaboration with Alan Cristea Gallery in London. They consist of both mono prints and editions of his famous poured images. Highlights include the monumental Poured Triptych Etching Ambassadors (After Holbein) of 177 x 255 cm, his largest print to date, of which the colours are abstract interpretations of the colours used in Holbein’s famous painting The Ambassadors, on display at the National Gallery in London, and a new series of silk screen prints featuring a new addition, coloured ‘splats’ of paint, to his process. These prints are accompanied by some recently made unique drawings, entitled Staggered Lines.
Davenport is one of the most important British abstract painters of his generation, who is interested in the process of painting. Characteristic for his technique is pouring paint. He has been practising this method over the years, reaching a refined surface and image. Very thin lines and subtle colours are a result of the highly controlling hand and aesthetic eye. Colour becomes more and more the main subject in his work. The images derive from the act of pouring and range from arches, circles to lines which pool to form puddles at the bottom of the composition.
Ian Davenport lives and works in London. He was born in Kent in 1966. He graduated from Goldsmiths College of Art in 1988 and as one of the generation of Young British Artists, he participated in the seminal 1988 exhibition Freeze. In 1991 he was shortlisted for the Turner Prize and in 1990 he had his first solo exhibition at Waddington Galleries, where he still exhibits on a regular base. In 2000 he had a solo exhibition at the Tate Liverpool and in 2004 an overview at the IKON Gallery in Birmingham. In 2014 a monograph of his work was published by Thames & Hudson. Davenport has exhibited extensively across the world and his work is held in numerous public collections including a.o. Tate, London, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Museum of Modern Art, La Spezia, AkzoNobel Art Collection, Amsterdam and Caldic Collection/Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar. Since 2001 he shows regularly at Slewe Gallery.
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 Paper: Callum 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
8 January – 5 February 2011
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: email@example.com).
4 September – 2 October 2010
Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition with new paintings and works on paper by British artist Ian Davenport (*1966). The exhibition will open Saturday September 4 and runs until October 2, 2010.
Davenport is one of the most important abstract painters of his generation in Britain, who are interested in the process of painting. Characteristic for his technique is pouring paint. He has been practising this method over the years, reaching a refined surface and image. Very thin lines and subtle colors are a result of the highly controlling hand and esthetic eye. Color becomes more and more the main subject in his work. His images derive from the act of pouring and range from arches, circles to lines. His last series of works are called Puddle Paintings or Puddle Etchings, of which some examples will be shown.
Ian Davenport lives and works in London. After his study at Goldsmiths’ College he had his first solo exhibiton at Waddington Galleries in 1990, where he still exhibits on a regular base. In 1991 he was nominated for the Turner Prize. In 2000 he had a solo exhibition at the Tate Liverpool and in 2004 an overview at the IKON Gallery in Birmingham. Since 2001 he shows regularly at Slewe Gallery.