SOUVENIR HIDEAWAYvisiting hours OPEN 26 & 27 november from 1-6pm during Amsterdam Art Weekend https://www.facebook.com/events/14453308
My studio is located in a art hub/factory (Broedplaats VKG) connected to the back of the Volkshotel on the Wibautstraat in the East of Amsterdam. In order for visitors to access my studio, one has to walk through the lively lobby and lounge areas of the hotel. For the1st World Wide Apartment and Studio Biennale, my studio will loosely/symbolically represent a hotel gift shop where I will showcase two different bodies of work referencing the idea of a souvenir.
I recently commenced painting little (camp) fires on vintage postcards of vacation places, particularly in North America. The other body of work, entitled the Souvenir series, has not yet been shown in The Netherlands. These dark, melancholic landscapes reference my connection to Canada but are more so souvenirs of the past, since these surrealistic landscapes could be anywhere and evoke heartache and the loss of looking forward.
Alongside these painted works, I will be experimenting with a mixed media installation, something quite new to my practice. So come to the opening or make an appointment and get warmed up in my cozy atelier. You might just find me painting another log on the fire.
Hot chocolate will be served.
This project is a part of 1st WORLDWIDE Apartment & Studio Biennale. https://www.facebook.com/WASBiennale/https://www.wasbiennale.com
Opening on 18 November from 4 - 8 PM
Exhibition duration until December 4 by appointment
Address: Broedplaats VKG Broedplaats (Volkshotel), Wibautstraat 150, Amsterdam 1091GR, studio 2.64