Steven Aalders, Mirror: 30 May – 29 June 2024

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce Steven Aalders' new solo exhibition Mirror, which will open on Thursday, May 30 during Amsterdam Art Week (May 29 to June 2, 2024). The exhibition shows new paintings that were created last year during his stay in the countriside, a nature reserve with forests and lakes, where wealthy Amsterdammers built idyllic country estates in the past. After forty years, Aalders returned to his parental home, an eighteenth-century rectory, where he started painting at the age of sixteen. In the series of paintings, he made there, the colours and light return from the surrounding romantic landscape, which he knew from his memory and now saw again. The harmonious proportions of the house and the classicism of the adjacent seventeenth-century church responded to his minimalistic vocabulary, which he has mastered over the years. In addition, he will show a series of paintings inspired by the palette of the French classicist painter Nicolas Poussin. A brochure, designed by Irma Boom, accompanies the exhibition with images and text by the artist and photographs by Kim Zwarts.

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Winston Roeth, Colored Grids: 6 April – 18 May 2024

Slewe Gallery is pleased to host the solo exhibition Colored Grids by American artist Winston Roeth (b. 1945, Chicago), which opened Saturday April 6. Roeth is known for his luminous paintings and the pictorial form of the grid. In 2020-2021 he had an overview exhibition, entitled Speed of Light, in Museum Wiesbaden. The exhibition at Slewe Gallery will contain some grid-based paintings and works on paper. It will be his first exhibition in the gallery and indeed in the Netherlands. You can listen to a conversation between Winston Roeth and Robert van Altena on the exhibition here.

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