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  1. NLBorrelaar
    • CommentAuthorCGNY
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2009
    2309 Caroline Street
    Houston, TX 77004

    Jan van der Ploeg

    (Houston, TX) – The Gallery Sonja Roesch is pleased to announce an exhibition featuring work by Dutch artist Jan van der Ploeg. The exhibition will open May 16 and close on July 4, 2009.

    Jan van der Ploeg is interested in the relationship between art and the public sphere. He constructs site-specific wall painting installations, both indoors and outdoors, that react with the surrounding architecture and atmosphere. The paintings represent a series of abstract forms that are repeated throughout his work, like the “Grip” and the “Wave”. The “grip” is a horizontal, long rectangle with rounded corners, derived from the hand-holes in the cardboard boxes used for removals. Attracted to repetition, his work relates painting, sculpture, system, and seriality.

    The scale of these wall-size, and even building-size, installations consider not only the architectural surroundings but also the viewer’s participation. The designs are painted with an un-textured surface using black, white and other contrasting color shades. Depth of field is created through size and placement. His attention to scale is very important, especially in relationship to his paintings on canvas. Though physically smaller, they have a large presence due to the sense that their design could extend beyond the edges of the canvas.

    Jan van der Ploeg, born 1959 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has exhibited his work extensively throughout Europe as well as the United States. He is also the co-founder of PS Projects, an artist-run exhibition space in Amsterdam.

    Opening Reception: Saturday, May 16, 2009, 5-7pm
    Exhibition closes July 4, 2009
    For more information call Ariane at 713.659.5424

    GALLERY SONJA ROESCH focuses on reductive and concept-based art. This art deals with color, light, and the experimentation of alternative materials, creating a break or space in the visual norm. Its outcome is independent of popular styles, based on basic aesthetics, and emanates timelessness. Sonja Roesch founded the Gallery in 1991 in Germany. In 1996, she relocated to Houston, Texas and continues to pursue her vision with a program of international artists working with painting, drawing, and sculpture. Visit our website at for more information.
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