maandag 19 december 2011

The Other Eye - The Diary

Retort Art Space has two special guests in November and December 2011: Karin Bos and Erik Wuthrich. The two artists from Amsterdam have been invited to step out of their daily routine and create new work at Retort Art Space. Through finding inspiration within their own, familiar surroundings they become hometown tourists. 
Here's their diary;
22-11-11: Kick-off. Today we got the key of Retort -still almost empty- Art Space!
23-11-11: Tomorrow we'll open the doors of Retort Art Space for the public.

24-11-11: The exhibition is getting its shape, we want to combine the new works we will make here inspired by Amsterdam, with pieces we made during former artist-in-residency projects abroad.
25-11-11:  The installation "Do not feed the artist" looks like a cage. It devides the work area from the exhibition space.
26-11-11: To get this thing outside is our daily workout.

27-11-11: Opening party at 4 pm
27-11-11: Opening party
27-11-11: opening The Other Eye

27-11-11: The window - streetview
28-11-11: Erik Wuthrich is working on his new sculpture while Karin Bos is cycling through Amsterdam to collect images.
The exhibition has a "Spain" section. This painting by Karin Bos is inspired by a travel to Picos de Europa in the North of Spain in 2011.

This painting is made by Karin Bos during an artist-in-residency at Fundacion Valparaiso in Mojacar in the South of Spain in 2009.
This wall piece was made by Erik Wuthrich during an artist-in-residency at Fundacion Valparaiso in Mojacar, Spain.
1-12-11: Our temporary workspace/exhibition.
The exhibition has a "Latvia" section too. This painting by Karin Bos is inspired by an artist-in-residency in Zvartava in 2009.
There's also a section from the 'A Trip to the Countryside' series on view. These paintings by Karin Bos are inspired by the Dutch countryside.
The installation 'Do not feed the artist' is also a work in progress.

30-11-11: Today 7 little dwarfs marched in and took over the gallery!

7-12-11: The visiting kids finished their sculptures, and we got our first new pieces ready too at Retort Art Space.

Taadaa, this new sculpture by Erik Wuthrich is ready!

Approximately 4,5 thousand blue glaze flats are used by Erik Wuthrich to create this piece.

It has a twist and looks different from every angle!

This new watercolour "Safe Haven" by Karin Bos is inspired by the tree branches hanging in the water at the Vondelpark in Amsterdam.

This oil painting 'Snowstorm 2' by Karin Bos is another piece inspired by Amsterdam (Museum square).

The painting 'Let it go' by Karin Bos is inspired by the annual christmas tree burning at Museum square in Amsterdam.

'Galaxy Club' by Karin Bos is inspired by the 'First Light' photography & astronomy exhibition at Huis Marseille in Amsterdam.
This piece by Erik Wuthrich was made in his studio at the Dutch countryside.
This drawing by Erik Wuthrich almost got lost in the woods at his countryside studio.
17-12-11: Last weekend! We are cleaning up and getting ready for the finissage tomorrow.
18-12-11: Last day and last preparations for the finissage party which starts at 4 pm!

In the window: Sculpture Dropping 2 by Erik Wuthrich and 6 Spygirls & Boyscouts in embroidery-rings by Karin Bos.

Erik's sculptures are kids-friendly!

18-12-11: Finissage

Finissage exhibition The Other Eye

Final day at Retort Art Space