Featuring: Larry Bamburg, Gretchen Bennett, Andrew Guenther, Adam Helms, Matthew Day Jackson, Jonathan Marshall, Erin Shirreff, Sarah E Wood.
Gallery press release:
GRIMM is pleased to announce the second exhibition by Matthew Day Jackson in Amsterdam. A double bill, the exhibition(s) will feature new work in all media over both spaces. At the Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat Matthew Day Jackson will present ‘Heel Gezellig’. This part of the exhibition thematically will lie at the intersection of the interior and exterior of our natural environment. Like a Bird’s nest, or a Bear’s den, our homes are an expression of our ability to fashion what is “outside”, reordered to become “inside”. The objects and works presented deal with notions of mortality, or the material of being. Many of the works refer directly to the artist’s body, and through photography and sculpture the human form is re-imaged and re-formed. Jackson states, ‘We are not simply flesh and bone, but also the materials through which we express ourselves to the world outside.’ On view will be a large Study Collection work, paintings and various sculptures. The gallery itself has been transformed into a living room environment.
The exhibition on the Keizersgracht is inspired by Andrew Guenther’s first New York solo show in which he invited guest stars to exhibit work within his own exhibition. The works were point, and counterpoint to his own, thus creating a sort of devotional element. This idea is mirrored in Jackson’s “Heel Gezellig” exhibition at the Keizersgracht. The artist has invited Larry Bamburg, Sarah E. Wood, Erin Shirreff, Jonathan Marshall, Gretchen Bennett, Andrew Guenther and Adam Helms as well as Kris Kollmer and Maarten Baas. Jackson considers each artist very important, not only to the ideas discussed in the video work, but also as inspiration to his own work in general.
Grimm Gallery Keizersgracht 241, 1016 EA Amsterdam, Netherlands