Slewe Gallery starts the new season with the exhibition Wall, Corner, … by Dutch artist Michael Jacklin (*1956). The exhibition opens Saturday September 8 and runs until October 6.
Michael Jacklin will show a new series of man-sized open grid sculptures, made of staff iron. For this exhibition he points at the architectural related concept of wall and corners. A subtle play of lines and intervals occurs when you move around them.
Jacklin is one of the rare fundamental working sculptors of his generation. He focuses on the specific qualities of the material as well as on the sculptural principles such as mass, rhythm and gravity. Since 1984 he works exclusively with iron. His preference for this material derives from his fascination for iron constructions in bridges and architecture.
Jacklin exhibits at Slewe Gallery on a regular base since 1995. In 2010 Slewe published a catalog with an overview of his work and a text by Maarten Bertheux. In 2002 he had an exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and in 2000 he had a show at the Kunstvereniging Diepenheim. Last year some large monumental works by him were shown at Art Zuid, a biennial outdoor sculpture route in Amsterdam, which was curated by Rudi Fuchs. His works have been collected by several public and private collections. He has also done several public commissions in Rotterdam, Amstelveen and Gemeente Haarlemmermeer. Jacklin lives and works in Amsterdam.