TORCH Gallery in Amsterdam has come up with a rather novel concept for their summer exhibition: one of their artists, Martin C. de Waal, is also acting as curator for exciting new works by Andrew Clausen, Tessa Hendriks and Ashley Zelinskie. De Waal himself is also exhibiting his most recent black-and-white analogue photographs at the show, treating gallery visitors to his thoughtful meditations on the aesthetics of societal outsiders, and those who belong to various subcultures. The exhibition promises to pique the interest of art lovers with its experimental approach towards unconventional materials.
Clausen’s delicate relief works occupy the ground between the sculptural and the two-dimensional. While working as an apprentice for the famed sculptors Paul Lindhard and Béla Bácsi, he realised his penchant for incorporating cast concrete into his practice. His pieces intertwine both light and shadow flawlessly, allowing the natural appearance of concrete to speak for itself. Hendriks’ site-specific installation is, however, of a more playful nature: she builds a miniature playground within the gallery space, encouraging visitors to have fun and experience temporary respite from the reality of their physical surroundings. Rounding off the trio is Zelinskie, who transforms the multitude of information on cultural icons into numerical structures, and shows us how artworks can look when we perceive them through a computerized reality.
TORCH’s summer exhibition is on until 17 August.
TORCH Gallery, Lauriergracht 94, 1016 RN, Amsterdam
All images courtesy of the gallery.