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Exhibition and Book “Flatness in Space” by Cecilia Vissers at inde/jacobs gallery

From February 9, 2018, to May 12, 2018, works by Cecilia Vissers will be on view in Marfa, TX.

Fri, Feb 9 - Sat, May 12  2018

From February 9, 2018, to May 12, 2018, the exhibition “Flatness in Space” by Cecilia Vissers will be on view at inde/jacobs in Marfa, TX. Vissers will also launch the book “Flatness in Space”, click here to order this book with a foreword by Vilis Inde, essays by art historians Alistair Rider (UK) and Cees de Boer (NL).

“Flatness in Space”


'Flatness in Space', 2017

'Flatness in Space', 2017

'Flatness in Space', 2017

Cecilia Vissers is part of the New Minimalism movement. Although her work is inspired by artists such as Donald Judd, she goes much further than his formal themes. Vissers’ industrial perfection is clearly on an equal footing with that of Judd, but there is something else. The titles of her works alone show a significant difference. Judd and other minimalist artists often refer to their pieces as ‘untitled’. A box is a box. Light is just light. They are not given any meaning. But Vissers gives her pieces names. This simple addition introduces a narrative component to her work.
Written by Vilis Inde (2017)

120 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 23 cm, hb, English


Curve No. 2, steel, black patina, 12,2 x 61 x 1cm, 2017 (photo Peter Cox)

Next Tide, each part 20 x 115 x 1,5cm, overall size: 45 x 115cm, 2015 (photo Peter Cox)

Feadan (small stream), 16,5 x 22,5 x 1cm, 2018 (photo Peter Cox)

#1, metal block print on Somerset paper, 56 x 76cm, 2017 (photo Peter Cox)

About Cecilia Vissers 

Over a career spanning more than three decades, Cecilia Vissers has experimented widely with abstract and conceptual art practices. Working variously in metal sculpture, photography and printing techniques, Vissers’ art references to the wild landscapes of Ireland and Scotland. Her employment of industrial materials and techniques, as well as her overarching approach to her art practice, have precedents in constructivism and minimalism. In 1998 Vissers made ‘Curve No 1’ which serves as a template for all her future work. Many subsequent works have been inspired by its proportions.

Vissers was a 2009 and 2014 Heinrich Boell Foundation resident fellow. She’s a Brabant Art Foundation Grant recipient. Furthermore, she received stipends from the Dutch Embassy in New York and The Netherland-America Foundation in New York. 

Vissers has exhibited her work worldwide since the mid-nineties.

About inde/jacobs

A gallery in Marfa TX focussing on art by Chinati Foundation related artists and minimalist and reductive artists. Inventory includes prints by Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, Roni Horn, Richard Long, John Chamberlain, Richard Serra, Vija Celmins, Lee Ufan and others. 

The new gallery was designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune of Stockholm, Sweden. The concept of the design involves elongation of the exterior perspective, making the 115′ long building feel longer. The interior, divided into a gallery, inner courtyard and residence, includes floating walls, etc. This is the first building by Claesson Koivisto Rune building built in the U.S.

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