Lily van der Stokker , All Useless Garbage, 2009
acrylic paint on wall, mixed media
Lily van der Stokker
Dorothy und Lily fahren Boot
January 10 – February 21, 2009
Opening: Friday, January 9, 2009, 6-9 pm
On the occasion of the gallery exchange Berlin-Paris, organised by Bureau des Arts Plastiques and the French Embassy in Berlin, Esther Schipper invited the Paris based galleries Air de Paris with Dorothy Iannone and Lily van der Stokker and galerie kreo with Jerszy Seymour.
The artistic positions of Dorothy Iannone and Lily van der Stokker represent different generations that deal with the discussion of feminism as well as with the position of women in society. Since the beginning of the 1960s Dorothy Iannone realised drawings, books, objects and large-sized paintings. Her works often illustrate persons who are characterised by a strong sensuality. With strong colours and high contrasts the figures are accompanied by different texts (dialogues, narratives) and ornaments structuring the composition of the works. Iannone!s works deal with subjects like sexuality, love and freedom Since the 1980s and therewith before the revival of the Pop Art Lily van der Stokker established an aesthetic ranging between ornaments, caricature and marshmellows. The exhibition «Dorothy und Lily fahren Boot» deals with personal family stories. Whether her works are simple drawings or large-sized wall paintings : Lily van der Stokker creates troubled statements in combination with a fundamental discussion of caricature and space.
The Berlin based designer Jerszy Seymour modified the entrance of the gallery as well as the office space into a "hanging garden! with numerous plants. Moreover he designed new tables and chairs built out of a hand mouldable modern wax as form and connection. Besides the playful realisation the functional aspect is relevant in Seymour!s design as well as the process itself. The non-professional and amateur-like realisation modifies the gallery into a dialogue space to developp and share thoughts and ideas.
Jerszy Seymour (*1968, Berlin). Lives and works in Berlin.
Dorothy Iannone (*1933, Boston). Lives and works in Berlin.
Lily van der Stokker (*1954 in Hertogenbosch). Lives and works in Amsterdam und New