Arash fakim, Ivan forde, timo lieber, Julie van der Vaart, Mika Horie, Erika Rodin, Gohar Dashti
A group exhibition curated by Joost Vandebrug that brings together seven pioneering artists who each explore in their original and uncompromising way the historic photographic process of Cyanotypes.
1) Arash fakim, NL, uses cyanotypes to create installations that live in their own world, far from the conventional assumptions that this technique is often associated with. His works shows echoes and traces that were left by objects while exposing cyanotypes in the sun
2) Ivan Forde, US. retells stories from epic poetry, casting himself as every character to reflect on migration, memory, and homeland. Forde’s mixed media works in this exhibition draw heavily from his own family history in Guyana
3) Timo Lieber, UK, is using the cyanotype process to chart the metamorphosis of melting ice. The physicality of the ice crystals melting on the surface of the paper leaves traces of its presence.
4) Julie van der Vaart, Belgium, is strongly rooted in experimental and historic photographic techniques.
5) Mika Horie, Japan. Her delicate and intimate cyanotypes are exposed by the sun on paper that she makes herself from the bark of the locally sourced Gampi tree, in her native village in Japan. Her work is a spectacle of mountain-scapes, foliage, and near-forgotten villages.
6) Erika Rodin, Sweden.Reconstructing her own identity and heritage by the use of cyanotypes. Rodin's photographic objects consist of meticulously selected pieces of blue Heartwood from her family forest in Sweden. The wood is coated and exposed to sunlight, revealing a personal journey into memory
7) Gohar Dashti, Iran. Dashti’s experience of the Iran-Iraq war weighs on her artistic work. Her cyanotypes in this exhibition are of organic material that she destroyed and fractured before photographing it, therefore commenting on the beauty of the natural world while also acknowledging the damaging effects humans can have on
July 9th : 2 - 9 pm