Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition DUALs by Dutch artist Roos Theuws. It will be her second exhibition at Slewe. The exhibition opens Saturday 23 September and will run until 28 October.
Theuws is known for her video installations in which light and sound are subject matter. In the exhibition she will present three new video pieces and some related photo works as inkjet prints.
One video piece is entitled The Same Sun. The work, shown on a 27 inch iMac, consists of two images. The left screen shows the effect of the rising sun through a window, which illuminates a lamp that casts a shadow due to the light that falls on it. The right screen shows the same film in reverse. Another work Miroir Noir consists of two video projections of bees on a hanging sheet of blackened Perspex. The title refers to an old painterly ‘tool’ to reflect the landscape in a mirror of black glass. Her latest work Nightworks, unequal times measured by each other is a more sculptural installation. A fairly large black-and-white print of an ancient Roman urn, made of glass, which Theuws photographed in a museum in Berlin, is draped over an iMac computer screen. The shifting light, from dark to bright, on the computer screen illuminates the print and seems to emerge from the partly open cage, positioned nearby. The sound is a recording of the sounds in between the singing of birds each day at sunrise. It reminded her of sounds from outer space.
Roos Theuws, born in 1957 in Valkenswaard (NL), lives and works in Amsterdam. Since 1984 she has regularly shown her work internationally. Her works are included in several important private collections in the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States and public collections, such as the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam and Huis Marseille Amsterdam. She teaches Fine Art at the Rietveld Academie.