BORIS art gallery & Kind Regards are proud to present the opening of the groups exhibition IT’S SHOWTIME. The group show will showcase new work from Dana Slijboom, John de Meijer and Matthijs Diederiks.
Opening Saturday 8th May 2010, 17:00 – 21:00
‘It’s Showtime” presents four artists engaged in the ‘democratization’ of art. Working within the realm of our collective memory, this is an exhibition for all eye’s to see. The artists’ common goal is to create work devoid of narrative; work that challenges the viewer into experiencing it directly. It is in the experience where the viewer finds the work and only afterwards is he or she left with confusion or ‘food for thought’.
In her lifesize collages Dana Slijboom creates her own pictorial universe through reinterpretation of imagery from the 1950’s and 1960’s; a world which seems familiar and attractive, though cross and confusing at the same time. Slijboom graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie last year.
Through the use of imagery reminiscent of his youth, John de Meijers reshapes his own history of influence. His paintings demonstrate iconographic images which are altered to his personal liking. In 2008, De Meijer graduated from the Hoge School voor Kunsten in Utrecht.
The films of Mathijs Diederiks embody a fine line between documentary and fiction. Aware of society’s monotony and its common daily routine, he researches the possibilities and tests the boundaries of what is considered ‘socially acceptable’. Diederiks graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie last year.
You are welcome to join us for a drink at the opening: “It’s Showtime” on Saturday 8thMay 2010 in the BORIS Art Gallery. Open from 17:00 until 21:00 and located at the Westerdoksdijk 7 1013AD Amsterdam. The show runs until 30th May, 2010.