Exhibition: Roots and Altitudes
- Wednesday 22 August 2018, 20:00 - 22:00 h
- Thursday 23 August 2018, 14:00 - 19:00 h
- Friday 24 August 2018, 14:00 - 19:00 h
- Saturday 25 August 2018, 14:00 - 19:00 h
- Sunday 26 August 2018, 14:00 - 19:00 h
- Monday 27 August 2018, 14:00 - 19:00 h
- Tuesday 28 August 2018, 14:00 - 19:00 h
- Wednesday 29 August 2018, 14:00 - 19:00 h
- Thursday 30 August 2018, 14:00 - 19:00 h
- Friday 31 August 2018, 14:00 - 19:00 h
Along works by 4 of Open Spaces' resident artists the show will exhibit different bicycles including one which was especially painted by resident artist Sam Douglas.
On the 22nd of August, the day of the opening, this bicycle and other paintings will be auctioned to raise money for Open Spaces Association. A couple of paintings will be auctioned for a foundation for young people.
The four artists exhibiting have works that are quite different but all responding to their experience in Feutersoey:
Solange Fabião: Brazilian, based in New York, Solange is an interdisciplinary artist and architect, whose works have always been interwinded by dreams, dreamt for 4 years that she should come to the land of Carl Jung and Rudolf Steiner, in the Swiss Alps. This year, after entering on google "residency Swiss Alps", she found Open Spaces. She applied to the residency and after competing against 53 applicants was finally selected for her first art residency - Solange was meant to come to the Alps! Her work draws inspiration from her dreams, but surely her dreams draw inspirations from her experiences in the beautiful Feutersey and around!
Stéphane Verlet-Bóttero: French, based around the world, Stéphane calls himself a curator insofar he engages in several community based projects that mainly promote the protection of our environment and a more human and sustainable way of living. Most recently he has been involved in an urban farm project, the last piece of farm land in the middle of Paris!
At heart he is an artist and mountaineer, his works at Open Spaces show his concerns about people, nature and life.
Juyeong Kim: Korean, based in Seul, Juyeong was in Europe for the first time when she came to Open Spaces in March. Her work is about life and there is no better place to witness is then nature! While in Feutersoey, Juyeong walked around the beautiful trails where she collected stones. Back in the studio she observed the little stones she collected and made very big "portrait" paintings of each of them. The result looks abstract and yet very lively.
Anouk Vogel: Swiss, based in Amsterdam, since she was coming to the Saanenland Anouk decided to experiment mainly with Scherenschnitte while at Open Spaces. Her original work were very detailed watercolours of plants and roots. While working in Feutersoey Anouk has been collecting alpine flowers and other plants which she brings in to the studio to paint. As she puts it, it is very beautiful because they start off very alive and by the time she finishes the painting they are dried or dead and at this point the painting takes their place lives on forever. As for her Scherenschnitte, Anouk who loves details, she has given her cuts an exciting new approach, for example you might find big finely cut drawing of intricate roots and all sorts of very detailed pictures.