Work by Noor Agter and Rieneke Gollnau in the church in Klein Wetsinge
From 8 December through 14 February the church in Klein Wetsinge presents an exhibition by artists Noor Agter and Rieneke Gollnau.
Artist Noor Agter has lived and worked in Eenrum for almost forty years. She was born in Utrecht, travelled extensively and eventually settled in the North of Holland. She immediately felt at home there thanks to the skies, the tranquility, the wide open spaces and the directness of the people she met there. Agter often works with paper-maché, wire and driftwood. She has had many exhibitions, both at home and abroad. Installations appeal to her because they can influence space and set the air around them in motion. In Klein Wetsinge a flock of some fifty white birds, with a wingspan measuring approximately 40 centimeters, will be on display. The bases of these birds are Christmas tree ornaments. The installation was inspired by the Pagan origins of Christmas ornaments. It was once the custom to hang them in trees to ward off evil spirits and witches. It was believed that these would be frightened away by their own mirror images. Possibly it was also to provide proof that everyone had a mirror image, because spirits don’t …
In the church in Klein Wetsinge Noor Agter exhibits her installations alongside the beautiful paintings made by Rieneke Gollnau, who is a graduate of the Minerva Art Academy in Groningen. Experiences and emotions determine the colour and themes of her work, in which she reduces her surroundings to abstract rhythms of form and colour. She translates her landscapes into a play of exuberantly contrasting colours and planes. She uses a variety of techniques, including a combination of painting, printing, collage and stencilling. Gollnau invites us to look at our surroundings in a different way and to expand our fixed assumptions about reality.