from december 20 - january 3 by appointment only
after her participation in the 'west coast' group exhibition 2002, we are happy to announce a show of the playful and subtle works by the american artist DIANNA COHEN in her first one-woman show in the netherlands: 'plastic bag'. inspiringly put by roland bathes: "plastic ... is less a thing than the trace of movement."
using scissors, thread and needle, COHEN transforms the common plastic shopping bag into poetical 'paintings', imaginary landscapes, or suggestive sculptures. in the tradition of arte povera also the mortality of the material appeals to her. besides, by using this material - which often still shows traces of its previous function, i.e. packing and advertisement for products and shops - she mirrors our consuming society, a political statement.
or, as she puts it herself: "it feels like I'm repairing something that's damaged or taking little bits of things that would be garbage and giving them another life."
+ 'small is beautiful'
concurrent, we show jewelry and small objects by the following artists:
marja van der heiden
jan van munster
bruno ninaber van eyben
herman de vries
(for more information please consult our website: www.artaffairs.net)