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Peter Bremers POSITIVE SPACE

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Peter Bremers Positive Space

July 19 - August 25, 2019

Railyard Arts District | 1613 Paseo de Peralta | Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 | tel 505.988.3250 www.lewallengalleries.com | contact@lewallengalleries.com cover: Circumscribed Space, 2017, kiln-cast glass, 16.5 x 16.5 x 16.5 inches


Peter Bremers: Positive Space Over the course of his career, Dutch artist Peter Bremers has become known internationally as a true master of kiln-cast glass, employing reductive forms that arouse his viewers’ sensitivity to space and perception in graceful, nonverbal poems about light, color and form. In Positive Space, Bremers investigates the symbolic and metaphoric possibilities inherent in matters of volume and space, as well as the capacity of glass to hold light. For these works, Bremers centers his attention in particular on what distinguishes glass as a sculptural medium: its transparency, which allows viewers to look not only at its surface, but also within and through it. In sculptures such as Liquid Space III and Connected Space, Bremers incorporates an inner space, which occurs when a glass form has both an outer shell and an inner shell. Here, this creates the impression of liminal, incorporeal forms nestled within enveloping colored light. Our observation of that inner space—defined by the texture of the glass as well as the reflections of its environment and the light that illuminates it—offers us a glimpse into a universe governed by its own mysterious laws of physics and perception. Other works such as Honey Sweet Space initiate the implicit sensations not just of solidity, but also of various other states of matter that alternately cradle and morph into each other. In their evocation of motion or stillness, suspension or weight, the sculptures in his Positive Space series reflect Bremers’ interest in the psychological and emotional response to form. 2


Gold Cosmic Space, 2019, kiln-cast glass, 8 1/4 x 12 x 8 1/4 inches 3


Ocular III, 2016, kiln-cast glass, 14 3/4 x 16 x 4 inches 4


Deep Blue Space, 2019, kiln-cast glass, 25 3/8 9 x 7 3/4 inches 5


Endless Red Space, 2019, kiln-cast glass, 9 x 8 x 11 inches

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Convoluted Space, 2017, kiln-cast glass, 17 x 14 7/8 x 6 1/4 inches 7


Connected Space, 2017, kiln-cast glass, 26 x 14 1/8 x 7 1/2 inches 8


Ocular IV, 2016, kiln-cast glass, 11 3/8 x 17 3/4 x 4 inches

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Inverted Space, 2017, kiln-cast glass, 16 5/8 x 19 3/4 x 13 inches 10


Honey Sweet Space, 2017, kiln-cast glass, 24 3/4 x 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches 11


Dark Space, 2019, kiln-cast glass, 11 x 11 7/8x 7 7/8 inches 12


Liquid Space III, 2018, kiln-cast glass, 17.2x24x8 inches 13


Peter Bremers

b. 1957 Maastricht, Netherlands

EDUCATION

2004

Etienne & van den Doel Expressive Glass Art,

1988

Jan van Eyck Akademie, Post Academic Institute for

Oiterwijk, Netherlands

Art & Design, Maastricht, Netherlands

Rosenthal Studio Haus, Hamburg, Germany

1980

University of Fine Arts, Sculpture Department,

Galerie le Manoir du Mad, with Bruce Thurman,

Maastricht, Netherlands

Nancy, France

Pan: Etienne & van den Doel Expressive Glass Art,

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Oiterwijk, Netherlands

2019

Positive Space, LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM

2003

Gal. LaForet, Verbiers, Switzerland

2014

Etienne Gallery, Oisterwijk, NL

Etienne & van den Doel Expresive Glass Art, Den Haag,

2013

Stewart Fine Art, Boca Raton, USA

Netherlands

2012

Pismo Gallery, Aspen, CO

Galerie Splinter, Berlin, Germany

2011

Points of Ascent, LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM

Jacob Bach Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Gallery of Modern Masters, Sedona, AZ

2002

Leon Salet Arte & Moda, Maastricht, Netherlands

Litvak Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Riley Hawk Galleries, Cleveland, OH

Etienne Gallery, Oisterwijk, Netherlands

2010

Gal. LaForet, Verbiers, Switzerland

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

Gallery of Modern Masters, Sedona, AZ

National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Glass Inspiration, Burgdorff, Switzerland

Palm Springs Art Musuem, Palm Springs, CA

2009

Etienne Gallery, Oisterwijk, Netherlands

Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, Netherlands

2008

Kuivato Gallery, Sedona, AZ

Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark

Museum Ernsting, Coesfeld-Lette, Germany

Museo de Arte in Vidrio Mava, Madrid, Spain

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo en Vidrio de

Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld Lette, Germany

Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain

Museum Jan van der Togt, Amstelveen, Netherlands

Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark

Mobile Museum, Mobile, AL

2007

Etienne & van den Doel Expressive Glass Art,

Kunst und Gewerbe Museum, Hanburg, Germany

Oisterwijk, Netherlands

Kunstgewerbe Museum, Berlin, Germany

Salet Arte & Moda, Maastricht, Netherlands

Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld Lette, Germany

Gal. LaForet, Verbiers, Switzerland

National Glassmuseum, Leerdam, Netherlands

2006

Retrospective: Etienne & van den Doel Expressive

Den Haag, Gemeentemuseum, Netherlands

Glass Art, Oisterwijk, Netherlands

National Glassmuseum, Leerdam, Netherlands

Lee Freed Gallery, Lincoln City, OR

Nationale Nederlanen Assurantien, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Raglan Gallery, Manly, Australia

Boymans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2005

Jan van der Toght Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands

National Glassmuseum Leerdam, Netherlands

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