Huib Haye van der Werf

  • Charles Avery, Untitled (Design for tree no. 2 for the Jadindagadendar), 2012, acrylic, ink, pencil, and gouache on paper, 86 5/8 x 119 1/4".
    picks May 11, 2012

    Charles Avery

    Since 2004 Charles Avery has been working on his ever-more elaborate Islanders project. On display now at the gallery’s two locations in Amsterdam are works made over the past six months. Considerable focus is given to the large drawings depicting “The Island,” his fictional world (and its inhabitants)— from the Jadindagadendar, the Central Park of Avery’s island, to the Qoro-Qoros, the miasmic doldrums of mounds and pools that separate the island from its colonizers Triangland. Here Avery’s sovereign draftsmanship is visible in the sweeping lines that mark a figure’s bodily presence, the

  • Angela Bulloch, Anarchy, 2004, gouache on wall, dimensions variable.
    picks February 28, 2012

    Angela Bulloch

    Angela Bulloch is well known for questioning the informational status of art, and undoubtedly, the works on view in her current survey exhibition reveal an examination of the place and purpose of an artwork (and therefore the artist) in our exceedingly nonlinear information age. How can artists organize, re-present, and therefore influence the changing perceptions of contemporary society? It is no small task.

    In the exhibition, three seemingly independent “Drawing Machines,” from 2011 and 2012, perform a systematic choreography of marking lines on the gallery wall, but they are in fact activated