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IN NEUEN RÄUMEN!

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IN NEUEN RÄUMEN!

Opening group show at Galerie Christian Lethert and the opening of the new gallery space.

Antwerpener Str. 52,

50672 Cologne, Germany

Opening: October 6, 5:00 p.m.

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(It) Works on Paper (II)

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opening on Sunday June 25th, 3 – 6 pm.

Participating artists:

Nelleke Beltjens (NL)
Mario De Brabandere (BE)
Arpaïs Du Bois (BE)
José Heerkens (NL)
Agnes Maes (BE)
Katja Mater (NL)
Jeff McMillan (USA)
Peter Morrens (BE)
Thomas Müller (DE)
Ronald Noorman (NL)
German Stegmaier (DE)
Allyson Strafella (USA)
Frank Van Hiel (BE)
Marijn van Kreij (NL)
 

Nelleke Beltjens, it happens #9, ink pen and water color on paper, reinserted cut-outs, 58 x 76 cm.
 
KRISTOF DE CLERCQ
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www.kristofdeclercq.com | +32 474 57 12 91
info@kristofdeclercq.comOpening Hours:
Fri – Sat – Sun, 2 – 6 pm
and every day by appointment

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Flows

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FLOWS AND INTERRUPTIONS

2 person show, Nelleke Beltjens and Alexandra Roozen

Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam (NL)

opening on February 19, 4-6 p.m.

Galerie Roger Katwijk

Prinsengracht 737

1017 JX Amsterdam

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ECHO SPECTRUM

Trestle Gallery

850 3rd ave (btw 30th and 31st st), suite 411

Brooklyn, NY 11232

Opening February 24, 7-9 p.m.

On view through March 28th, 2017

Group Show Co Curated by Mel Prest & Kirk Stoller

Participating artists: Sarah Bednarek, Nelleke Beltjens, Vivien Collens, Hanz Hancock, Lauri Hopkins, Anna Kunz, Patrick Morrissey, Andy Parkinson, Leslie Smith III

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CROSSING THE DATELINE

Dates of the exhibition: March 16 – June 4, 2017

BACC Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Thailand

March 23rd : opening ceremony.

artists talk at 3.30 pm. to 5.30 pm. – opening reception at 6.00 p.m.

939 Rama 1 Road, Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok, THAILAND

Participating artists:

Nelleke Beltjens, Hedwig Brouckaert, Carol Hepper, Suparirk Kanitwaranan, Pasutt Kanrattanasutra, Komson Knookiew, Bussayamas Nandawan, Panu Suaysuwan, Pitiwat Somthai, and Vanida Pornsombatpaiboon

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NELLEKE BELTJENS / NATASCHA SCHMITTEN. WORLDS WITHIN

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GALERIE CHRISTIAN LETHERT
NELLEKE BELTJENS | NATASCHA SCHMITTEN
WORLDS WITHIN
28.10. – 17.12.2016
ERÖFFNUNG: FREITAG, 28.10.2016, 18-21 UHR

 

Galerie Christian Lethert is pleased to present the exhibition Worlds Within, which combines new drawings by Dutch artist Nelleke Beltjensand for the very first time paintings by Natascha Schmitten. Each in their own way create multi-faceted works which contain constantly variable and open pictorial spaces that brush existing worlds and explore new ones.

“Over the last decade Nelleke Beltjens’ foundational inscriptive mark has been the partial line. Notched along the edge of a guiding piece of cardstock, these agglomerated line fragments immanently invoke the contradictory duality of presence and absence. More recently, Beltjens has extended her interest in the cut into a quite literal strategy of incision and exchange. Small sections are excised from the surface of one drawing while an identically sized fragment is cut from a second surface. The two fragments are then exchanged, creating a topographical upheaval between the surfaces of several drawings, which are now indelibly linked. [...]
It is of course obvious that ‘new worlds’, at least as we understand them, are possible through the (re)organization of what exists. But to decide implies the imposition of a fiction, a ‘necessary illusion’ that enables our finite perceptions to gain purchase on potentiality. The title of Beltjens’ most recent series of works, “it happens” – a phrase which evokes a certain loss of control – alludes to the embarrassment of this situation, that is, the threat of the fiction being revealed as such.” (excerpt from a text by Rollin Beamish)

For her expressive paintings Natascha Schmitten uses nylon, a silky, semi-transparent material, as her main picture carrier. With every brush stroke Schmitten questions the relationship between light and the possibilities of its representation. Out of multiple translucent coatings of ink and oil color she creates light-flooded pictorial spaces. The transparencies and subtle traces vaguely presage a kind of figuration, like in the exhibited work Pellucid (2016). The discrepancy between the lack of a distinctly perceptible subject and the impression that the paintings refer to the visible world evokes an exceptional tension. Schmitten likes to confront the viewer with aspects of alienation and interferences to provoke different perceptions und imaginations. According to that, the title Alias (2016) Schmitten gave to one of her new works, refers to the fact that there is more than one world and more than one truth, which can be explored beneath the surface of her painting. A kind of permeable veil seems to combine the different worlds within her works, thus creating entirely new ones.

The exhibition Worlds Within presents two artists who convince with analytical and idiosyncratic approaches to drawing and painting and by using a form of opening which leads to new possibilities and movement.

Nelleke Beltjens, born 1974 in Roermond, The Netherlands, studied at the Academie voor Beeldende Vorming in Tilburg, at the Northern Illinois University in DeKalb as well as at the University of California in Davis. Beltjens lives and works in the USA and Europe and presents her works worldwide.

Natascha Schmitten, born 1986 in Bonn, Germany, studied from 2006 – 2014 at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under Prof. Siegfried Anzinger. In 2010 she received the Max-Ernst-Fellowship and exhibits her work throughout Europe.

GALERIE CHRISTIAN LETHERT
NELLEKE BELTJENS | NATASCHA SCHMITTEN
WORLDS WITHIN
28.10. – 17.12.2016
ERÖFFNUNG: FREITAG, 28.10.2016, 18-21 UHR

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FUNDAMENTAL

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kunst gaeste #4 FUNDAMENTAL

Öffnungszeiten:

14. 10. – 29. 10. 2016
Fr 17–20, Sa 15–18, So 11–14 Uhr

Kuratiert von Dr. Marta Cencillo Ramírez und Dr. Peter Lodermeyer

Mit Arbeiten von Rollin Beamish (USA), Nelleke Beltjens (Niederlande/USA), Claudia Desgranges (Köln), Mic Enneper (Köln /Berlin), Anja Hoinka (Köln), Lucy Puls (USA) und Alexandra Roozen (Niederlande)

Eröffnung

Freitag, den 14. Oktober 2016 um 19:00 Uhr

Dialogische Einführung mit Dr. Marta Cencillo Ramírez und Dr. Peter Lodermeyer

 Finissage

Samstag 29.10. 2016 zur Museumsnacht Köln ab 19 Uhr mit Kuratorengesprächen um 19:30 und 21:30 

 

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Fermata

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 FERMATA at Kala Gallery, Berkeley, CA

FERMATA        

May 19 – July 1, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 19, 6-8pm

Artists: Nelleke Beltjens, Wioleta Kaminska, Indira Martina Morre, Courtney Sennish, Hannah Skoonberg, Young Suh & Katie Peterson, The Bureau of Linguistical Reality (Alicia Escott & Heidi Quante), Jiajun Wang, Kazuko Watanabe

Gallery Hours: Tue-Fri, 12-5:00pm; Sat, 12-4:30pm

Gallery location:

 

KALA Gallery

2990 San Pablo Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94702

Phone: 510-841-7000

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groupshow 2016

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GALERIE CHRISTIAN LETHERT
GROUPSHOW
22.01. – 26.03.2016
ERÖFFNUNG: FREITAG, 22. JANUAR 2016, 18-21 UHR

 

works by

Jill Baroff, Christiane Baumgartner, Rana Begum, Nelleke Beltjens, Henrik Eiben, Fergus Feehily, Joe Fyfe, Lutz Fritsch, Frank Gerritz, Hubert Kiecol, Imi Knoebel, Gereon Krebber, Daniel Lergon, Kai Richter, Winston Roeth, Max Sudhues 

GALERIE CHRISTIAN LETHERT

Antwerpener Straße 4 | D – 50672 Cologne
T +49(0)221 356 05 90 | F +49(0)221 356 05 54
info@christianlethert.com

http://christianlethert.com

OPENING HOURS
Thu – Fri 2 pm – 6 pm
Sat 11 am – 6 pm
and by appointment

 

In this group show Beltjens’ ‘MacDowell’ works from 2003 are on display, early black ink pen drawings that have never been exhibited before, yet have been the forerunners of many series

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NEW CATALOG “It is not how I thought”

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NEW CATALOG

Nelleke Beltjens. It is not how I thought. Published by Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne. With a text (in English and German) by Rollin Beamish

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ART BRUSSELS April 25 – 27 2015

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Art Brussels

Represented with new work from the latest series “breaking beyond the difference” 

by: Galerie Christian Lethert (Cologne, Germany), booth 3A-05

Opening hours:

Friday 24 April - Preview (11am-5pm) Vernissage (5pm-10pm) by invitation only

Saturday 25 – Monday 27 April, from 11am – 7pm

Monday 27 April, from 11am – 8pm

Brussels Expo (Heysel)
Halls 1 & 3
Place de Belgique, 1
BE-1020 Brussels

 

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ART BRUSSELS April 25 – 27 2014

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Art BrusselsDates & Hours

Art Brussels 2014
From Friday 25 until Sunday 27 April 2014 – from 12 noon – 8pm
Thursday 24 April – Preview (11am-5pm) & Vernissage (5pm-10pm) by invitation only
Friday 25 April – Gallery Night (7pm-10pm) free shuttles available

Brussels Expo (Heysel) – Halls 1 & 3
Place de Belgique, 1
BE-1020 Brussels

Represented by: Galerie Christian Lethert (Cologne, Germany) and Stephane Simoens contemporary fine art (Knokke, Belgium)

 

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