Alan Charlton, Painted/Unpainted: 25 May – 22 June 2019

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition with new works by the British artist Alan Charlton (*1948, Sheffield). The exhibition features a new series of multi-panelled works, of which one panel is painted and the other one is left blank, or unpainted. These new series, entitled Painted/Unpainted, are made especially for this occasion. It will open Saturday 25 May and will last until 22 June, 2019. It will be his third solo show at Slewe Gallery.

Alan Charlton is one of the most famous representatives of the minimal and conceptual art in England. For more than 40 years his work consists of pure monochrome grey paintings, made with acrylic paint on canvas. When he was twenty-one years old, while still studying at the Camberwell School of Art, he took the decision to focus exclusively on making grey paintings. For Charlton the colour grey is the most emotional and diverse colour. All his works are based on a module measuring 4,5 cm. Their balanced compositions of usually several grey panels give the paintings a monumental and specific expression.

Since the seventies Charlton had numerous important international museum and gallery shows. In the Netherlands he had solo shows at art & project and at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. In Germany he exhibited at a.o. Konrad Fischer Galerie and Museum Kurhaus Kleve, in Italy at Castello di Rivoli, Torino, in Switzerland at Galerie Tschudi, in Paris at Musée d'Art Moderne and in London at Annely Juda Gallery and Tate. His work has been collected worldwide by prestigious public and private collections.

Joris Geurts, Untitled: 6 April – 18 May 2019

Slewe Gallery is pleased to anounce the opening of the exhibition Untitled with new works on paper by Joris Geurts. It opens Saturday April 6 and will run until May 11. Along with the exhibition a new publication will be launched, with texts by Taco Dibbits and Frits de Coninck, designed by Irma Boom. You can listen to an interview with Joris Geurts on his exhibition at the gallery on line here.

Joris Geurts is known for his lyric abstract paintings, drawings and prints. They are assiociatively built up, but transparantly layered and traceble. Graphic elements float on deep purple blues and yellow greens, giving associations with the kosmos or landscape. The new works on paper are made with acrylic, horizontally applied with broad brushstrokes on various sizes of sheets of paper.

Geurts was born in 1958 in Oss (NL). After his study at the AKI in Enschede, Geurts started his career at Art & Project Gallery in Amsterdam in the early eighties. Since 1995 he shows at Slewe Gallery on a regular base. In 2001 he had a show at Noordbrabants Museum in ’s-Hertogenbosch, on which occasion a catalog had been published Purple Blue and Lemon Yellow, giving an overview of his work, with texts by Bert Jansen and Henk van Woerden. In addition to his painting practice he also works as a composer of music.

His works have been collected by several important public collections, such as the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede and corporate art collections of the AkzoNobel Art Foundation, ABNAMRO Art Collection, KPN, BPD and AEGON.

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.

Ruud Kuijer, Lon Pennock: 19 January – 23 February 2019

Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition of small sculptures by two Dutch artists: Ruud Kuijer and Lon Pennock. Both artists are known for their large-scale outdoor (public) abstract sculptures throughout the Netherlands. Kuijer works in concrete and Pennock in steel. The exhibition will be opened by Rudi Fuchs on Saturday January 19 and will run until February 23. You can listen to an interview (in Dutch) realized by Robert van Altena with both Lon Pennock and Ruud Kuijer on their exhibition now on line.

Known for his series of large concrete sculptures along the banks of the Amsterdam Rijnkanaal in Utrecht, the so-called Waterworks, Ruud Kuijer has made a series of small cast concrete sculptures in the past few years. For these casts he uses plastic waste material, such as ordinary plastic bottles and boxes that we use every day. The forms of these found objects are stacked and linked into his abstract assemblages. His fascination for concrete as material for his sculptures began soon after his study. The artist considers it a sustainable material and a modern variant of bronze.

Kuijer, born in 1959 in Schalkwijk (NL), lives and works in Utrecht. He studied at the Koninklijke Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving in Den Bosch and the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. His works are collected internationally by private and corporate collectors, as well as museums, such as the Centraal Museum in Utrecht and Museum Beelden aan Zee in Scheveningen. In the summer of 2017 several of his works were included in Art Zuid, the international sculptural route in Amsterdam curated by Rudi Fuchs.

Lon Pennock works with steel. He makes small and large abstract sculptures. These look stunningly simple thanks to his use of just a few basic geometric forms, such as blocks, sheets, rods and spheres. He welds these forms into an abstract composition, as if it were found by chance, playing with the sculptural principles of weight, rhythm and mass. The titles of his sculptures refer to these basic sculptural themes of balance, stack, bridge, wall, gate etc.

Pennock was born in 1945 in The Hague. After his study at the Koninkljke Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving in The Hague and the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the sixties, he soon moved away from his traditional figurative practice towards a more abstract, and minimal sculpture. He became known for his large outdoor minimal corten steel sculptures that can be found in Rotterdam, Schiedam, The Hague and Amsterdam, among others. His work has been shown and collected internationally by both private and public collections, such as the Gemeentemuseum The Hague. In 2019 he will have an exhibition at Museum Kaiserslautern. He lives and works alternately in The Hague and Nettersheim in Germany.