Hales Gallery is delighted to announce Sebastiaan Bremer's retrospective Recording Studio 'A' at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts at TCU, which runs from March 18 - May 7 2016
Throughout his career, Brooklyn-based Dutch artist Sebastiaan Bremer has used pre-existing images to explore ideas about time, memory and identity. Drawing meticulously on photographs with paint and ink, he reconsiders meaning and materiality in visual documents where the past and present collide. As an extension of his recent book TO JOY (2015), Bremer’s new exhibition Recording Studio A is a kaleidoscopic, three-dimensional view of his practice that brings together photography, painting, light projections, sculpture, found objects and live recordings in a collaborative performance space.
Semi-retrospective, part durational project, the exhibition presents works from the last 15 years of the artist’s career in a flexible, working studio space that echoes the architectural features of the Grote Zaal (Grand Hall) of De Doelen, a concert the hall in Rotterdam in The Netherlands. Designed by Bremer’s architect grandfather Paul Kraaijvanger in the 1960s, the Grote Zaal is well known for its clear and transparent acoustic qualities as well as being a creative hub at the heart of a vibrant city.
Alongside photographic works Bremer includes a selection of books, personal photographs and other aides de memoires that inspire the making of his work. He will also work in the gallery during a residency period (April 25-30) revealing his studio practice and giving gallery visitors an opportunity to meet one-on-one and ask questions. Bremer’s process can also be discovered through the Recording Studio A Facebook page - - www.facebook.com/BremerRecordingStudioA/- - which exists as an artist’s sketchbook and dynamic exhibition archive.
For Bremer, the trip is the destination. Recording Studio A will change shape over time as he creates new works, meets new people in the gallery and explores collaborations with musicians, composers and designers including Jesse Chandler (US), Josephine Wiggs (UK), Oliver Ray (US), Diederik Idenburg (NL), and Christiaan Kuypers (NL).
Recording Studio 'A'
March 18 - May 7 2016
Fort Worth Contemporary Arts at TCU
2900 W Berry St
Opening Hours Wed - Sat, 12-5 pm
Artist talk: 19 March, 2pm
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