New Beginnings
Through February 17, 2018

Iris Schomaker

Reflex Gallery presents New Beginnings, a collective exhibition with works by Nobuyoshi Araki, Donald Baechler, Roger Ballen, Harland Miller, Joel Morrison and Iris Schomaker.

New Beginnings is a kind of culmination of select recent solo exhibitions held by some of the individual artists at Reflex Amsterdam to launch the new year.

 

Iris Schomaker

Iris Schomaker

Born in 1973 in Stade, Germany, Iris Schomaker has reached international acclaim through her often large-scale, watercolor paintings of landscapes and figures. What is actually represented in her paintings is secondary to Schomaker’s oeuvre: her work is primarily about the process of representation, about exploring painterly possibilities and the reproduction of atmospheric content.

Exhibitions include Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin; Kunst aus Stade, Kunsthaus Stade, Stade, Germany; Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; Galerie M+R Fricke, Düsseldorf; Staatliche Galerie, Zoppot, Poland; Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany; Stalke Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark. Her work is part of the public collections at Berlinische Galerie, Berlin.

 

Donald Baechler

Donald Baechler

Baechler attended Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore and Cooper Union, New York.

Exhibitions include Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden; Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles; Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento, Italy; McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas; Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland; Cheim & Read, New York; Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten MMKK, Klagenfurt, Austria; and represented at the Biennale of Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

 

Harland Miller

Harland Miller

The artist and writer Harland Miller (born 1964) is known for his large-scale, playful reworkings of Penguin book covers. Miller takes much-loved book jackets of classic works by Hemmingway, Fitzgerald, Edgar Allen Poe and others as his starting point. By rendering them in oils at poster size with quirky new titles, he transforms them into contemporary, often satirical commentaries on life and literature. Whether ironic, nostalgic, or downright cheeky – “Dirty Northern Bastard,” by DH Lawrence, or “I’m so Fucking Hard,” by Hemmingway – the titles demythologise and amuse in equal measure.

White Cube, London; Palacio Quintanar, Segovia, ES; Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh; Gallery Marabini, Bologna; Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York; Leo Castelli, New York; Enrico Navarra Gallery, Paris; Louis XIV Gallery, Paris.

 

Joel Morrison

Joel Morrison

Morrison is an American sculptor, born in 1976 in Seattle, Washington and based in Los Angeles, who has earned international acclaim for his highly polished composite sculptures cast in stainless steel.

Exhibitions include Almine Tech Gallery, London and Paris; Gagosian Gallery, New York and Hong Kong; Gallery Michael Schultz, Berlin; Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica; Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, CA; Roberts and Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles.

 

Nobuyoshi Araki

Nobuyoshi Araki

Nobuyoshi Araki (Tokyo, 1940) is a Tokyo-based photographer. Araki completed his studies at Chiba University’s Department of Photography, Painting and Engineering with a focus on the study of film and photography. His photographic project Satchin earned him the prestigious Taiyo Award in 1964, shortly after he had joined the advertising agency Dentsu, where he worked until 1972.

Exhibitions include Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam; Michael Hoppen Contemporary, London; Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing; Norton Gallery, Tokyo; Faggionato Fine Arts, London; ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai; Museo d’Arte di Lugano, Lugano; Anton Kern Gallery, New York; Galerie Philipp Konzett and Leica Galerie Wien Westlich, Vienna.

 

Roger Ballen

Roger Ballen

Roger Ballen, whose photographic works span over forty years, was born in New York in 1950. For over 30 years he has lived and worked in South Africa. His strange and extreme works confront the viewer and challenge them to come with him on a journey into their own minds as he explores the deeper recesses of his own.

Awards include Finalist – Lucie Awards; Art Directors Club Award Photography; Selma Blair Witch Project, New York Times Magazine; 10 Exhibition, Matthew Higgs, Artforum; Photographer of the Year, Rencontres d’ Arles.

Exhibitions include Circa Gallery, Johannesburg; Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow Media Centre, Moscow; Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town; Belfast Photo Festival; Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxembourg; Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; Gagosian Gallery, New York.

His work is in the collections of Louisiana Museum, Denmark; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Maison Europeene de la Photographie, Paris; Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate Britain, London, UK.

 

New Beginnings
Nobuyoshi Araki, Donald Baechler, Roger Ballen, Harland Miller, Joel Morrison and Iris Schomaker.
Through February 17, 2018 / Reflex Gallery Amsterdam
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