After the sad loss of Erik Bos last winter Nouvelles Images gallery has a new manager.
Marie Jeanne de Rooij has the ambitious task to give both continuity and new impulses to this oldest of Dutch galleries.
Her first exhibition shows works by four artists.
It is remarkable that she didn’t choose to organize a big group show to close the ranks.
She clearly chose to close the ranks more aesthetically and substantively.
Her experience with big spaces obviously helped her in this big gallery, making one big show loosely based on one idea: landscape.
Jan van der Pol (1949), combining in his paintings landscapes-as-found-footage from different sources, gives an idea of present day painted reality.
There are some fine drawings by Van der Pol on show as well.
L.J.A.D. Creyghton (1954) photographed landscapes of the Western Front of World War I, roughly from the northern Ardennes to the southern Vosges.
He also photographed ‘souvenirs’ from these places.
Using photography as a more or less spiritual medium his works connect well with works by invited artist Awoiska van der Molen (1972) who internalises landscapes with this still more or less miraculous medium.
As a whole this fine and strongly reflective show underscores the space – or the different spaces – of the gallery itself.
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© Villa Next Door 2017
Content of all pictures courtesy to the artists and Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag