Olga Balema and Anne De Vries at Michael Thibault

23

Artist: Olga Balema and Anne De Vries

Exhibition title:  Listening

Venue:  Michael Thibault, Los Angeles, US

Date: March 8 – April 19, 2015

Photography: Courtesy of the artists and Michael Thibault, Los Angeles

Listening is a two­ person exhibition of hybrid sculptures by Berlin­based artists Olga Balema and Anne de Vries. Created during the last two months in Los Angeles by Balema and de Vries, Listeningdraws from Southern California’s cultural, industrial, and geographical landscape to produce two discrete series of artworks that commonly represent the interior and exterior human form. While production techniques and formal qualities vary considerably between Balema and de Vries, the locus of Listeningis a shared interest in the conceptual investigation of the human body.

Olga Balema (b. 1984) received her M.F.A. in New Genres from the University of Los Angeles in 2009, and has participated in residencies at Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten / Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, NL in 2011/2012, as well as at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2010. Solo exhibitions include a forthcoming 2015 show at Croy Nielsen, Berlin, HerCurves@ High Art, Paris (2014), Bodyof Work@ Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL (2013), WhatEnters@ 1646, Den Haag, NL (2013), and Positivethinking: Actions speak louder than words@ The Vanity, Los Angeles (2011). Her work can also currently be seen in the 2015 New Museum Triennial entitled SurroundAudience,in New York City.

Anne de Vries (b. 1977) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, and participated in a residency at Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten / Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, NL in 2011/2012. Forthcoming exhibitions include LongDistance Reality Flagscurated by Kim Asendorf & Ole Fach @ Haus de Kulture der Welt, Berlin, DeepScreen curated by Camille Le Houezec & Joey Villemont @ Museum Parc Saint Léger, PougueslesEaux, France, HPSCHD1969 > 2015 curated by Daniele Gasparinetti & Enrico Boccioletti @ MAMbo Museum, Italy, and a solo exhibition at Foam Museum, Amsterdam.

01

02

03

04

05

06

07

Olga Balema, Cellar, 2015

08

10

Anne de Vries, Face 01, 2015

11

Anne de Vries, Listening to Snail, 2015

12

Anne de Vries, Listening to Snail, 2015

13

14

Olga Balema, Gut feeling I, 2015

15

16

Olga Balema, Gut feeling II, 201

17

18

19

20

21

22

Anne de Vries, Face 02, 2015

23

Anne de Vries, Listening with Snail, 2015

24

Anne de Vries, Face 03, 2015

25

26

Olga Balema, Butterfly, 2015

27

28

29

Olga Balema, Gut feeling III, 2015

30

31

Leave a Comment