At this year’s edition of Big Art: No.5 Hembrug, Galerie Bart will present two large artworks, ‘Wishful Thinking No. 2’ by Ton Slits, and a yet to be created work ‘Untitled Landscapes and Nameless Places’ by Lawrence James Bailey.
The structure of the six metres-wide work of complex filigrees handcut from paper by Ton Slits is like a celestial body or a bed of leaves. The connections and bifurcations evoke associations with nature, but are also reminiscent of a street map, metro system or the human body. Ton performs the endless, fine cutting by hand, which gives it a physical quality, while the rhythm of those actions – both for Ton while he is making it and for the viewer – creates a meditative effect.
For his summer solo exhibition at Galerie Bart, Lawrence James Bailey has been looking for the urban wilderness of Amsterdam: places where culture and nature collide or merge. Combining found textiles and his own embroidery, Lawrence is creating a large tapestry that is a cumulation of many of his most interesting finds during his summer explorations of Amsterdam’s most overlooked areas.
Big Art is a pop-up platform for XL art installations and huge design objects. Every autumn BIG ART occupies an iconic building in or around Amsterdam where dozens of artists and designers fill the place with a unique mix of monumental paintings, oversized drawings, large sculptures, big photos and installations. This October, because of it’s suitability to maintain COVID-19 regulations at this location, Big Art will be shown for the second time at the large factory halls of the Projectfabriek at the Hembrugterrein in Zaanstad.
• More about Lawrence James Bailey • Ton Sits • Big Art.
Dates • Thursday October 1 till Sunday, October 4, 2020 / 11.00 -19.00.
Location • Hembrugterrein, Projectfabriek, Middenweg 63 Zaanstad.
• Order your tickets online via the website of Big Art.