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Solo show: Gerard Kodde - Summer Paintings II / Dolores (over)

16 July 2011 until 20 August 2011
  Gerard Kodde - Summer Paintings II / Dolores
Gerard Kodde
  Ellen de Bruijne Projects

Ellen de Bruijne Projects
Rozengracht 207a
1016 LZ Amsterdam
Netherlands (city map)

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Please note: During this summer show, the gallery will have special opening times: Thursday to Saturday 11:00 - 18:00 hrs

Gerard Kodde (b. Veere, 1954), has been invited to present a body of work meticulously implemented over the last eight years, work created within his so-called "A4-antenna" project. On view is just a selection of the total work, but its ongoing formal rationale is obvious: every individual framed canvas has a size of 40 x 40 cm. This "endless" row of identical canvases, started eight years ago with no specific date of completion, is not a means to frame the viewer, nor to frame the artist himself. Kodde began this project to give expression to the idea that reality remains always the same in contrast to the dynamic of imagination. No matter how people try to arrange things into new constellations, or put things upside down (like turning a six into a nine for instance), this permanent "same-ness" remains manifest in our surroundings, our reality, and can only be counteracted in the area of the imagination - the same area where you can imagine that a six can be turned into a nine (before doing it). In the mind of Kodde anything is imaginable, but it does not necessarily coincide with the anything that is understood by the spectator.

The opening to this area of anything leads to a blending of information: a blind conjugation of possibilities. These "endless possibilities" and "permanent same-ness", are brought together by Kodde with unparalleled precision in the "A4-antenna" works.

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