Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Frans Beelen, jewellery-maker and member of our Zone collective, spent 3 years working on a series of work inspired by the life and paintings of Vincent Van Gogh. As a culmination to these 3 years she was invited in February 2012 to spend a month as artist-in-residence in the guest atelier of the Van Goghuis museum in Zundert (Van Gogh’s birthplace) where she completed this series of 24 unique pieces: 16 neckpieces, 3 brooches and 5 rings. A highlight is the neckpiece “for Van Gogh’s mother” which has been taken into the permanent collection of the VanGoghuis museum. (see this blog january 2012)

In January 2013 Boster Publishers brought out the book  "Frans Beelen bezoekt van Gogh" in which photographs of all 24 pieces are shown, together with the paintings and writing by Van Gogh which inspired them.

From 30th March 2013 the whole series will go on show in the Vincentre, Nuenen (the place where Vincent Van Gogh painted his ‘Potato Eaters’ in 1885.

However we at Zone are proud to announce that from 7th to 23rd March 2013 there will be a special preview show in Galerie Zone, Leiden

To celebrate this we are having the opening on the evening of March 7th from 19.00 to 21.00 o' clock
You are all welcome!!

For those who can’t make it to the opening, we are open Wednesday to Friday 12.00 – 18.00, Saturday 10.00 – 17.00 and Sunday 13.00 – 17.00

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Yuriko Miyoshi Exhibits in Galerie Zône

Nieuwstraat 17b, 2312 KA  Leiden
071-512 63 07,

1 to 31 March 2013
Opening on Sunday 3 March
14.00 – 16.00

Yuriko Miyoshi is a graphic artist (etcher) pur sang. She has a Japanese diploma degree in the visual arts (MA). She participated in various International Print Projects, such as in Japan, Belgium, Portugal, the Baltic countries and the Netherlands. Yuriko's prints are in private collections and also in public collections such as the British Museum in London. Since 2003 she lives in the Netherlands. She makes very fine work in which several themes come forward: travel, musical instruments, maps, memories. She forges details from various images together into a new image. Since 2002 in this way a new reality of Japan and the Netherlands arises in her Land Series, the Dutch landscape viewed through Japanese eyes and translated into wonderful color etchings.
In collaboration with Ad Stijnman she made three prints inspired by the Great Earthquake in eastern Japan on 11 March, 2011. The Sakura (cherry blossom) and the colours in these prints are soothing with hope that all will be well again.

You are very welcome

Opening hours Galerie Zône:
Wednesday to Friday 12.00-18.00
Saturday 10.00-17.00
Sunday 13.00-17.00

During the exhibition at Galerie Zône, some prints will be sold for the special price of 33 euro because on 3/3 it is Hina-matsuri - a Japanese holiday that is important for girls. 
And… 13 March is Yuriko's birthday!!

for more information about Yuriko's work please go to her blog