Placing Jewellery into the World
by Beppe Kessler
at Hannah Gallery
16 June to 16 July 2021
Hannah Gallery is proud to present and represent the works by Beppe Kessler. We introduce her as a new artist of the gallery with a selection of 9 artworks from 2004 to 2021. Beppes’s themes usually emerge from the invisible, non-substantial: wind, time, warmth, nothing. What is time, what is nothing? Questions she tries to answer in the shape of a painting, a drawing, a brooch.
Beppe Kessler born in 1952, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, textile department, 1979. Over the past forty years, she has exhibited in galleries and museums across the world, with recent solo exhibitions in venues such as the TextielMuseum (Dutch Textile Museum, 2003, Tilburg), Jewelers Werk Gallery (2010 & 2015, Washington), Museum für Angewandte Kunst (2011, Frankfurt), Atta Gallery (2014, Bangkok), Reverso Gallery (2017, Lisbon), Rob Koudijs Gallery (2017, Amsterdam) and Platina (2018, Stockholm).
Beppe says: Painting and making small things are, to me, very closely interrelated practices: the jewellery emerges from the autonomous work. But it also works the other way around: autonomous work is influenced by small things. Although separated in the final form, in thought they belong together, have sprouted from the same soil. My themes usually emerge from the invisible, non-substantial: wind, time, warmth, nothing. What is time, what is nothing? Questions I try to answer in the shape of a painting, a drawing, a brooch.
Works in Public Collections: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem. Textiel Museum, Tilburg. Coda Museum, Apeldoorn. Rijksdienst Beeldende Kunst Centraal Museum, Utrecht. Stedelijk Museum Schiedam. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Museum Belvedère, Heerenveen. Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim (N). Museée des Arts Decoratifs, Montreal (Can). Österreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna (A). Musée de l’Horlogerie, (closed) Genève (CH). Röhsska Museet, Göteborg (S). Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, (US). V & A Museum, London (GB). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (US). Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim (GE). Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas (USA). Cooper-Hewitt, NY (USA).
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