1 July – 28 July

Two Secret Diptychs, curated by Louis Reith
1 July – 28 July 2017

Mini Galerie is pleased to present Two Secret Diptychs, a group exhibition curated by Louis Reith. Through his affinity of found objects, archives and landscape compositions Reith selected a group of four (two Canadian and two Dutch) artists that have an intentional or unintentional relationship with these subjects. Two Secret Diptychs features a variety of methods such as painting, sculpture, assemblage, airbrush and video that embody a sense of re-assembled memories.

Photography by Wytske Averink

Sean Ross Stewart
Sean Ross Stewart (CA, 1989) created a new collection of paintings especially for the exhibition. By using thick impasto and derelict colours the works seem impressions of an ominous and muddy landscape.

Early 2014, when Louis Reith joined Instagram, he discovered the work of Sean. What struck him about Sean’s work was the purity of his materials and the raw and natural feel to it.

Roland Sips
Roland Sips (NL, 1954-2012) is an artist with an exceptional talent to combine images. Using his Toshiba 1550 copy-machine Roland merged words and images onto found book pages, magazines and catalogues. Roland sadly past away in 2012. With the help of Roland’s wife Carin Unverzagt Louis Reith selected several works from the artist’s extensive archive.

At the AKI Fine Art in Enschede Louis was a student of Roland between 2007 and 2010. But it was after his death in 2012 when Louis realised the importance of Sips’ work in relation to his own. The title of the show refers to a particular series by Roland, in which he created unintentional (or secret) spreads by dissecting books.

Jasper van Aarle
Jasper van Aarle (NL, 1980) explores the manners in which life and the world around it persistently evolves itself. From invisible abstract processes to actual experienced occurrences; as an ongoing proces of becoming; emerging from a mysterious unknown into being as we know it.

Around 10 years ago Louis Reith met Jasper through their mutual interest and practice in graphic design. After careers in the advertising world both artists left because they felt restricted by its limitations. Two Secret Diptychs will be their first collaboration as artists.

Jasper’s work is supported by Mondriaan Fund with the stipendium program for emerging artists.

Micah Lexier
Micah Lexier (CA, 1960) is a Canadian award winning multimedia artist whose many-tiered practice includes sculpture, installation, photography and text-based work, as well as curation. Micah graduated with an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1984. His practice is consonant with the sensibility of that institution, revolving largely around conceptual acts of enumeration and demarcation.

Micah’s Instagram reads: “Numbers, letters, shapes, diagrams, measurements, double-page spreads, packaging, stuff on the street, hands holding things”. His outstanding ability to elevate these overlooked items to a conceptual artistic level made Louis invite him. This will be the first time Micah shows his work in The Netherlands.

 

Louis Reith
Louis Reith (NL, 1983) graduated from the Academy of Art and Industry in Enschede in 2010. With an interest in printed matter, book design and handicraft Reith creates drawings, collages, paintings and installations. Personal reminiscences and natural themes are translated into abstract compositions that play with the contrast between the mechanical and the natural, and that balance the abstract and the figurative.

The exhibition Two Secret Diptychs curated by Louis Reith forms the beginning of a new series of group exhibitions curated by our represented artists.

Works

  • Sean Ross Stewart
    Ruins (2017)
    35,5 x 28 cm
    Sold
    Sean Ross Stewart
    Ruins (2017)
    Oil on linen over wood
    35,5 x 28 cm
    Sold
  • Sean Ross Stewart
    Tumble (2017)
    35,5 x 28 cm
    Sean Ross Stewart
    Tumble (2017)
    Oil on linen over wood
    35,5 x 28 cm
    Price range: € 1.000 - 2.500
  • Sean Ross Stewart
    A View From my Window Near the Crossroads (2017)
    61 x 45.7 cm
    Sean Ross Stewart
    A View From my Window Near the Crossroads (2017)
    Oil on linen over wood
    61 x 45.7 cm
    Price range: € 1.000 - 2.500
  • Sean Ross Stewart
    Other One (2017)
    61 x 45.7 cm
    Sean Ross Stewart
    Other One (2017)
    Oil on linen over wood
    61 x 45.7 cm
    Price range: € 1.000 - 2.500
  • Sean Ross Stewart
    Meet Me Past Four (2017)
    61 x 45.7 cm
    Sean Ross Stewart
    Meet Me Past Four (2017)
    Oil on linen over wood
    61 x 45.7 cm
    Price range: € 1.000 - 2.500
  • Sean Ross Stewart
    Flowers 30 (2017)
    40,6 x 30,4 cm
    Sean Ross Stewart
    Flowers 30 (2017)
    Oil on linen over wood
    40,6 x 30,4 cm
    Price range: € 1.000 - 2.500
  • Micah Lexier
    Piece number (03C-P/05A-S) (2015)
    36 x 33 cm
    Micah Lexier
    Piece number (03C-P/05A-S) (2015)
    Laser-cut steel, birch plywood, nail
    36 x 33 cm
    Price range: € 1.000 - 2.500
  • Micah Lexier
    Piece Number (05C-S/16A-P) (2015)
    41 x 32 cm
    Micah Lexier
    Piece Number (05C-S/16A-P) (2015)
    Laser-cut steel, birch plywood, nail
    41 x 32 cm
    Price range: € 1.000 - 2.500
  • Micah Lexier
    Piece Number (08B-P/19B-S) (2015)
    41 x 32 cm
    Micah Lexier
    Piece Number (08B-P/19B-S) (2015)
    Laser-cut steel, birch plywood, nail
    41 x 32 cm
    Price range: € 1.000 - 2.500
  • Micah Lexier
    Piece Number (10A-P/16C-S) (2015)
    38 x 38 cm
    Micah Lexier
    Piece Number (10A-P/16C-S) (2015)
    Laser-cut steel, birch plywood, nail
    38 x 38 cm
    Price range: € 1.000 - 2.500
  • Micah Lexier
    Piece Number (15A-P/16A-S) (2015)
    37 x 33 cm
    Micah Lexier
    Piece Number (15A-P/16A-S) (2015)
    Laser-cut steel, birch plywood, nail
    37 x 33 cm
    Price range: € 1.000 - 2.500
  • Micah Lexier
    Piece Number (17A-P/19A-S) (2015)
    33 x 19 cm
    Micah Lexier
    Piece Number (17A-P/19A-S) (2015)
    Laser-cut steel, birch plywood, nail
    33 x 19 cm
    Price range: € 1.000 - 2.500
  • Micah Lexier
    Piece Number (17B-P/05B-S) (2015)
    33 x 25 cm
    Micah Lexier
    Piece Number (17B-P/05B-S) (2015)
    Laser-cut steel, birch plywood, nail
    33 x 25 cm
    Price range: € 1.000 - 2.500
  • Micah Lexier
    Piece Number (20B-S/22B-P) (2015)
    36 x 30 cm
    Micah Lexier
    Piece Number (20B-S/22B-P) (2015)
    Laser-cut steel, birch plywood, nail
    36 x 30 cm
    Price range: € 1.000 - 2.500
  • Micah Lexier
    Piece Number (20C-P/10A-S) (2015)
    38 x 33 cm
    Micah Lexier
    Piece Number (20C-P/10A-S) (2015)
    Laser-cut steel, birch plywood, nail
    38 x 33 cm
    Price range: € 1.000 - 2.500
  • Micah Lexier
    Piece Number (25B-S/19B-P) (2015)
    33 x 30 cm
    Micah Lexier
    Piece Number (25B-S/19B-P) (2015)
    Laser-cut steel, birch plywood, nail
    33 x 30 cm
    Price range: € 1.000 - 2.500
  • Roland Sips
    Untitled (1990-1995)
    21 x 28 cm (Framed 40 x 50 cm)
    Roland Sips
    Untitled (1990-1995)
    Graphic transfer on book page
    21 x 28 cm (Framed 40 x 50 cm)
    Price range: € 500 - 1.000
  • Roland Sips
    Untitled (1990-1995)
    21 x 28 cm (Framed 40 x 50 cm)
    Roland Sips
    Untitled (1990-1995)
    Graphite transfer on book page
    21 x 28 cm (Framed 40 x 50 cm)
    Price range: € 500 - 1.000
  • Roland Sips
    Untitled (1990-1995)
    21 x 28 cm (Framed 40 x 50 cm)
    Roland Sips
    Untitled (1990-1995)
    Graphite transfer on book page
    21 x 28 cm (Framed 40 x 50 cm)
    Price range: € 500 - 1.000
  • Roland Sips
    Untitled (1990-1995)
    21 x 28 cm (Framed 40 x 50 cm)
    Roland Sips
    Untitled (1990-1995)
    Graphite transfer on book page
    21 x 28 cm (Framed 40 x 50 cm)
    Price range: € 500 - 1.000
  • Roland Sips
    Untitled (1990-1995)
    21 x 28 cm (Framed 40 x 50 cm)
    Roland Sips
    Untitled (1990-1995)
    Graphite transfer on book page
    21 x 28 cm (Framed 40 x 50 cm)
    Price range: € 500 - 1.000
  • Roland Sips
    Untitled (1990-1995)
    21 x 28 cm (Framed 40 x 50 cm)
    Roland Sips
    Untitled (1990-1995)
    Graphite transfer on book page
    21 x 28 cm (Framed 40 x 50 cm)
    Price range: € 500 - 1.000
  • Roland Sips
    Untitled (1990-1995)
    21 x 28 cm (Framed 40 x 50 cm)
    Roland Sips
    Untitled (1990-1995)
    Graphite transfer on book page
    21 x 28 cm (Framed 40 x 50 cm)
    Price range: € 500 - 1.000
  • Roland Sips
    Untitled (1992)
    21 x 28 cm (Framed 40 x 50 cm)
    Roland Sips
    Untitled (1992)
    Graphite transfer on book page
    21 x 28 cm (Framed 40 x 50 cm)
    Price range: € 500 - 1.000
  • Roland Sips
    Untitled (1995)
    21 x 28 cm (Framed 40 x 50 cm)
    Roland Sips
    Untitled (1995)
    Graphite transfer on book page
    21 x 28 cm (Framed 40 x 50 cm)
    Price range: € 500 - 1.000
  • Roland Sips
    Untitled (1995)
    21 x 28 cm (Framed 40 x 50 cm)
    Roland Sips
    Untitled (1995)
    Graphite transfer on book page
    21 x 28 cm (Framed 40 x 50 cm)
    Price range: € 500 - 1.000
  • Jasper van Aarle
    Grauwe korstblob met Maagdelijk aardsatijn (2017)
    15 x 32 x 29 cm
    Jasper van Aarle
    Grauwe korstblob met Maagdelijk aardsatijn (2017)
    Plaster, paint, textile, wood
    15 x 32 x 29 cm
    Price range: € 1.000 - 2.500
  • Jasper van Aarle
    On Spatiation (2017)
    40 x 145 x 57 cm
    Jasper van Aarle
    On Spatiation (2017)
    Clay, coal, epoxy resin, plaster, used oor protector, wood
    40 x 145 x 57 cm
    Price range: € 2.500 - 5.000
  • Jasper van Aarle
    Process processes 1 (2016)
    17,5 x 14,5 cm
    Jasper van Aarle
    Process processes 1 (2016)
    Pencil on paper
    17,5 x 14,5 cm
    Price range: € 500 - 1.000
  • Jasper van Aarle
    Process processes 2 (2016)
    20,8 x 14,5 cm
    Jasper van Aarle
    Process processes 2 (2016)
    Pencil on paper
    20,8 x 14,5 cm
    Price range: € 500 - 1.000
  • Jasper van Aarle
    Process processes 3 (2016)
    18,2 x 18,2 cm
    Jasper van Aarle
    Process processes 3 (2016)
    Pencil on paper
    18,2 x 18,2 cm
    Price range: € 500 - 1.000
  • Jasper van Aarle
    Process processes 6 (2017)
    22 x 30 cm
    Jasper van Aarle
    Process processes 6 (2017)
    Pencil on paper
    22 x 30 cm
    Price range: € 500 - 1.000
  • Jasper van Aarle
    Process processes 8 (2017)
    19,9 x 22,5 cm
    Jasper van Aarle
    Process processes 8 (2017)
    Pencil on paper
    19,9 x 22,5 cm
    Price range: € 500 - 1.000
  • Roland Sips
    Process processes 11 (2017)
    20,7 x 14,4 cm
    Roland Sips
    Process processes 11 (2017)
    Pencil on paper
    20,7 x 14,4 cm
    Price range: € 500 - 1.000
  • Jasper van Aarle
    Process processes 14 (2017)
    15,4 x 12,9 cm
    Jasper van Aarle
    Process processes 14 (2017)
    Chalk on paper
    15,4 x 12,9 cm
    Price range: € 500 - 1.000
  • Jasper van Aarle
    Process processes 17 (2017)
    22,3 x 19,5 cm
    Jasper van Aarle
    Process processes 17 (2017)
    Pencil on paper
    22,3 x 19,5 cm
    Price range: € 500 - 1.000
  • Jasper van Aarle
    Process processes 19 (2017)
    19,9 x 18,3 cm
    Jasper van Aarle
    Process processes 19 (2017)
    Pencil on paper
    19,9 x 18,3 cm
    Price range: € 500 - 1.000
  • Louis Reith
    Untitled (2015)
    66 x 122 cm
    Louis Reith
    Untitled (2015)
    Soil on wooden panel
    66 x 122 cm
    Price range: € 1.000-2.500
  • Louis Reith
    Untitled (Stof) I, 2017
    23,5 x 29,5 cm
    Louis Reith
    Untitled (Stof) I, 2017
    Pencil and ink on found book page
    23,5 x 29,5 cm
    Price range: € 500-1.000
  • Louis Reith
    Untitled (Stof) III, 2017
    23,5 x 29,5 cm
    Louis Reith
    Untitled (Stof) III, 2017
    Pencil and ink on found book page
    23,5 x 29,5 cm
    Price range: € 500-1.000
  • Louis Reith
    Untitled (2016)
    42 x 28 cm
    Louis Reith
    Untitled (2016)
    Collage of found book pages
    42 x 28 cm
    Price range: € 500 - 1.000