Monday, January 23, 2012

renovated verger's house
purpose built workspace
Breaking news….!!!!!

From 8th until 26th February 2012 Frans Beelen (one of our ‘Zone  collective” members) is going to be ‘artist-in-residence’ at the Vincent van Gogh House.

This is the house in Zundert (Brabant) where van Gogh was born, and Frans has been chosen from many international applicants to live in the restored verger’s house(near the museum) and to create in a purpose-built workspace next door. 

Thus “treading in the footsteps” of the master and inspired by his work and birthplace, she will work on a special collection of her beautiful jewellery.
At the end of her residency there will be open-studio weekend and an exhibition of what she has made.

For information on the museum and how to get there
and to see Frans' work go to her website

Meanwhile, at the other end of the country, her work can be seen from

artemisia leeuwarden12 january to 18 february
Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 12.30 - 17.00 
"It takes 2 to tango"
a jubilee exhibition to celebrate the 10th birthday of 
Galerie Artemisia in Kunstzaken 
Eewal 98, 8911 GV Leeuwarden.
From 2nd until 29th february Galerie Zone will be showing work by the Lithuanian born artist Violeta.

She uses two different styles and materials techniques to create her work:

the acrylic paintings on wooden panels are from her "wine-red period" and represent a "humoristic-ironical way of watching the poetry of daily life"....

while her unique and unusual leatherwork is created in a style and manner that she has made completely her own. By using a razor-sharp knife Violeta cuts into the surface of the leather, peeling-back thin layers to reveal the ever-lighter colours beneath. This process is only possible on leather which has been tanned and dyed naturally (without the aid of chemicals). Her inspiration comes from folk art and mythology.

The opening for Violeta's exhibtion is Sunday 5th February, from 14.00 - 16.00, everyone welcome!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Eric Merten's deceptively simple and beautifully made furniture is currently on show in our gallery.

Matty de Vries

1 t/m 31 januari 2012
Opening  sunday 8 january       14.00-16.00

Everyone welcome!

"Through her use of colour her paintings create an atmosphere of calm and stillness. They are almost transparent images of landscapes in which time has another dimension....  
Her illustrations and designs are playful and painterly.... "

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Just a few of the fun 'Re-lign' lamps which Gerrit de Vries has made from old cups and saucers. Showing in Gallery Zone until the end of February, they are guaranteed to brighten up these cold, dark (and currently wet!) January days.