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Works on paper by Matthew Craven

Paradisia
4 September 2020 11-20h
5 September 2020 11-20h
6 September 2020 11-20h

Oetewalerstraat 73 in Amsterdam

Mini Galerie proudly presents the new group exhibition Paradisia. The exhibition showcases the works of twenty national and international artists, all of whom see the natural world as a potent source of their creativity and artistic practice.  As the world around us teters in uncertainty, one can be sure to find solace in the botanical world. Our contributing artists, half of whom have never been shown at Mini Galerie before, were all asked to submit artworks dealing with nature as a central theme. The work shown is therefore our attempt at demonstrating the ‘affect’ of nature on the human psyche.

Eight months ago Mini Galerie’s owners left the chaos of the city of Amsterdam behind and immersed themselves in the beauty and tranquillity of Friesland’s forests. Their time in nature has left them feeling recharged and rejuvenated and they hope to bring that same feeling back to the city, with the help of nature’s most powerful spokesperson, art of course. Paradisia acts as a refuge from the city, a secret paradise garden where people can grow and nurture what is so often lost in a life apart from nature.

Participating artists: Cody Hudson, Merijn Hos + Ted Parker, B.D. Graft, Malin Gabriella Nordin, Jordy van den Nieuwendijk, Matthew Craven, Atelier Bingo, Jonathan Ryan Storm, Louis Reith, Joost Stokhof, Anouk Griffioen, Liesbeth Piena, Floor van het Nederend, Jordy Kerwick, Paul Wackers, Bradley Kerl, Tim Biskup, Nazif Lopulissa, Stephen Eichhorn and Emily Ferretti.

Please note, this exhibition is held at a new temporary location at Oetewalerstraat 73 in Amsterdam, and will not take place at the gallery’s former address on Kinkerstraat.

We hope to see you there.

 

Images (clockwise from the top left): 

Matthew Craven, "VISION", 2020, Found Images on Found Paper, 35.6 x 27.9 cm

Matthew Craven, "THORNS", 2020, Found Images on Found Paper, 35.6 x 27.9 cm

Matthew Craven, "PRAISE, 2020, Found Images on Found Paper, 35.6 x 27.9 cm

Matthew Craven, "EDAN" (2020), Found Images on Found Paper, 35.6 x 27.9 cm