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Tirsdag-fredag: 12-17
Lørdag-søndag: 12-16
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back and forth

Anna J. van Stuijvenberg
back and forth

12. June - 31. July 2014

The exhibition will be opened officially by Arild Hartmann Eriksen, director of Nordic Artists` Centre Dale.

We are pleased to present a site-specific installation made for SOFT galleri by the Dutch artist Anna J. van Stuijvenberg.

van Stuijvenberg creates her sculptural installations by cutting out shapes in industrially-produced felt and mounting the pieces, layer-by-layer, in the gallery room. Her motifs are reminiscent of places she has been, oftentimes a landscape where people, nature and history interconnect. This encounter becomes an exploratory site when the memory of the experience of nature is recreated in felt, an industrially produced material that takes possession of the gallery’s space in the urban environment.

The impetus for the exhibition at SOFT is the artist’s encounter with Norwegian birch trees. She became aware of them during an artist-in-residence sojourn at Nordic Artists` Centre Dale in 2012. van Stuijvenberg now explores her memory of this encounter. As a preliminary project for the installation, she returned to Norway several times to photograph the trees. While entitling the exhibition back and forth, she explores ideas related to recurrence and seasonal cycles. Her efforts coalesce into a coherent installation: cut from felt in nuances of grey, yellow and white, the work dramatically changes and possesses the exhibition space.

Anna J. van Stuijvenberg (b. 1961) lives and works in Den Haag in the Netherlands. She studied sculpture and installation art at Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam. She has held solo exhibitions in the Netherlands, Germany and the USA, also participating in numerous group shows in the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe. van Stuijvenberg has also produced public art for governmental and private patrons.

During the month of July, when the gallery is closed, back and forth will remain in the gallery. You will still be able to experience it from the sidewalk, looking in through our large window.

http://www.annajvanstuijvenberg.nl

Translation: Arlyne Moi

back and forth

Anna J. van Stuijvenberg. back and forth.

back and forth

Anna J. van Stuijvenberg. back and forth.detalj

back and forth

Anna J. van Stuijvenberg. back and forth.detalj

back and forth

Anna J. van Stuijvenberg. back and forth.