Opening during HOOGTIJ#73 fr 26 May, 7-11 pm.
Extra during HOOGTIJ: from 8 pm: try natural iks by, make your own drawing.
Extra: online talk about working with natural inks at 27 June. More info.
Leonie Brandner (CH) is a visual artist who writes, stitches and sings as part of her practice. Her work is influenced by botany, feminist practices, by stories that are handed down from one generation to the next and a deep ecological concern for the care we return to our environment. With this presentation she concludes her research into natural inks in relation to her fascination for the mythical and medicinal plant Mandrake or Mandragora. This research was made possible by the Makers scheme of the Municipality of The Hague.
Alongside others spaces she has shown her work Aargauer Kunsthaus (CH), the Barbican Greenhouse (UK), Stroom Den Haag (NL), Liebermann Villa (DE), and the Casino Display (LU) and currently lives and works in the Netherlands.
Elizabeth Williams de Garcia (VS) enjoys using the process of etching on copper to express her love of drawing. Her work is centered around constructing careful, meticulous compositions. She implements different textures, tones, lines, and shapes to enhance the atmosphere of each piece. She incorporates a blend of everyday, mundane objects, animals and bones, to introduce different components into her stories. She is inspired by the idea of rituals and magic and witchcraft and the idea of the witch’s familiar: a close friend, companion, or spiritual guardian that protects and assists witches in their practice of magic. She likes the conversations between dark and light—both as visual and as conceptual elements—and uses those elements to add depth to her drawings.
“I feel that by designing complete scenarios, fully expressed in their complexity and detail, I am creating complete stories. All of the elements are present, and they invite the viewer to ascertain the context for themselves.”
Locatie: Grafische Werkplaats, Prinsegracht 16, Den Haag
Expositie: t/m 7 juli te bezichtigen op ma/wo/vr 10.00-17.00 en op afspraak.