7 Aug 2017, by IlseNicolaides
starts on 1 Jul 2017,
ends on 31 Dec 2017
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There is an unseen logic behind the random assemblages in the abstract paintings of Bas Geerts, a structure that governs the intertwining and reflecting forms that populate each painting’s surface. To create these works, Geerts begins not with a brush, but by writing a computer program. The program he creates then produces designs, randomizing the size and shape of geometric forms. He paints the computerized results in layers of metal leaf, pure pigments and acrylic paint. Though random by design, the pieces call to mind the order of nature, as in the patterns that govern the rippling of water or the growth of trees.
Bas Geerts (Leiden, 1971) is a visual artist and poet, who studied at the University of Amsterdam. His work has been shown in recent years in various group and solo exhibitions in countries such as Germany, England, Belgium and the Netherlands. His poetry has been published in magazines such as De Gids, nY and Tortuca.
The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization committed to supporting artists and curators on an international level as well engaging the local community in Brooklyn and the Greater New York area. NARS provides an array of creative support services and professional development opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists through short-term integrated residency programs, affordable long-term studio spaces, progressive exhibition programs, international exchanges, and engaging public programs that foster global understanding and dynamic cross-cultural dialogues. These services operate in conjunction with our community outreach initiatives to promote greater accessibility to contemporary art for the under-served local community in south Brooklyn. Our mission is to present diverse platforms on which to nurture creative inspiration and innovative cross-pollination of ideas.
in the spotlight
Nov 1, 2017
In November "Miss Kiet's Children" will be screened at the St. Louis Film Festival, the Rehoboth Beach Film Festival, and My First Film Festival at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Dec 14, 2017
From December 14, 2017, to January 28, 2018, the video installation "Imperial Courts" by Dana Lixenberg will be on view in New York.
Nov 3, 2017
From November 3 to December 24 "A Part of New York History" by Nynke Koster will be on view at LMAK Gallery
Oct 8, 2017
From October 8 through January 7, there will be an exhibition of early Netherlandish drawings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington