Recent work from Joeke De Vries

Date: Aug 18 – Sep 7Space: Main Gallery

Joeke De Vries’ most recent works are small tablets using mixed media, hot beeswax and cold wax techniques.

Exploring encaustic approaches with layers of transparency, scraping away, revealing what is beneath , incising structures and horizons…….

“  Certain places try to tell us something,

Or have said something we should not have missed,

Or are about to say something,

This imminence of a revelation

Which  does not occur is, perhaps,

The aesthetic phenomenon.  “           (J.L.Borges)

Other works are responses to landscape, visits to Venice, Barcelona and the Volcanic Plateau in the North Island; colours, textures, pigments and rocks.

Joeke was born in Holland in 1954 and moved to New Zealand in 1986, and has held regular exhibitions since 1991 of water colours, pastels, oils and acrylic paintings.

The Tennyson Gallery in Napier shows and represents Joeke’s work.

Also on display as part of Joeke’s exhibition is the work of Ingrid Schloemer. Ingrid works in silver clay, creating beautiful jewellery that is sold in specialist galleries throughout New Zealand. She is teaching a weekend masterclass in Silver Clay at the CAN on 26 & 27 August, with bookings now being taken. Please contact bookings@thecan.co.nz for more information.

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