Brique; at Quartair gallery, The Hague

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The new cultural season for the visual arts in The Hague was opened last Friday with the exhibition Brique in Quartair.

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I went there the next day to write an article for Villa la Repubblica as it is a very fine exhibition.

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The artists are all from Belgium.

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The works are very diverse, with prints, drawings, installations and sculptures. Untill here you’ve seen works by Hedwig Brouckaert (drawings on print), Hans Demeulenaere (installation Spheres) and Stéphanie Leblon (painting).

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View of the gallery.

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Detail of a sculpture by Anton Cotteleer who invented an alternative way to keep a squirrel.

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Details of a gigantic woodcut by Caroline Coolen, who also made

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these ceramic dogs, cooperating with

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Demeulenaere who arranged the bricks.

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Cotteleer’s three graces clearly lost their heads in the process, while

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Stefan Serneels’ ink drawings, of which you see details here, add to the dreamlike ideas in this exhibition.

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Demeulenaere shows some installations, but is

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also responsible to more or less unifying the exhibition with brick structures. They

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bind together the different works of the other artists. Demeulenaere calls it

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Preparation for a Winter Garden. A good preparation for the coming season and its introvert nature.

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(Click on the pictures to enlarge)

See the main article and additional pictures here.

Bertus Pieters

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