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Group show: jonmarc edwards, ewerdt hilgemann, herman de vries - NATURE (over)

13 May 2006 until 30 June 2006
  jonmarc edwards, ewerdt hilgemann, herman de vries - NATURE
Ewerdt Hilgemann & Jonmarc Edwards
  Art Affairs Gallery

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jonmarc edwards, ewerdt hilgemann, herman de vries

opening party:
may 13, 4-6 p.m.
event: 4:30 p.m.

entitled nature's twist, we're putting together a show of three artists that work in very different ways, yet can be covered by this phrase.

jonmarc edwards is a painter from los angeles, who merges word, image and meaning, often using elementary notions, e.g. light (in different languages), air, void, nude, pain, war, etc. he doesn't only paint these words that have become images, but also cuts them out, after which he glues them to the canvas; sometimes single words, other times a collage of many words in a premeditated shape or a random splash.

ewerdt hilgemann is known for his emptied out sculptures, for which he uses air pressure. so far, the artist has always started from geometrical shapes in order to enable the eye to follow the lines of the man made shape in contrast to the one that results from applying a natural force. in the past, he only used cubes, columns and pyramids, but lately he also makes volumes piled on top, that are either vacuumed together, or separately, resulting in surprising new sculptures.

herman de vries will be 75 years this summer and in honor of this, we are showing one of his journals, collected at the isle of tenerife, as well as a series of artefacts, entitled the return of beauty, collected around eschenau, 2003. in de vries' work, art and nature become one. he shows that nature is providing everything and that 'art' just is there to be picked up. that is why he limits himself to arranging or visualizing the found and it's amazing that - although anybody could do this - the work, apart from being beautiful, can clearly be distinguished as his.

on saturday, may 13, from 4-6 p.m. you are very welcome to join us for the opening party of the exhibition, which will be highlighted by an implosion session of an object called void, co-produced by ewerdt hilgemann and jonmarc edwards, starting 4:30 p.m. (an earlier piece looks like this)

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