CATCH AS CATCH CAN AN EXHIBITION OF NEW WORKS BY KOENRAAD DEDOBBELEER
Using whatever materials and methods are available, as a system. All the while attempting to embrace the Monumental, for the first time. These efforts result in a variety of sculptures made out of stainless steel, spray painted metal, plastic, canvas, leather, walnuts, chrome plated steel, rope, concrete, laminated wood, a Maroccan rug and other found objects. Harvesting simplified forms, with new ambitions. An exhibition constructed around the architecture of a cultured landscape. Where the gallery functions as a public square, an interior for the great outdoors. Working within this confined court leaves room for sidesteps, detours, and some repetition. Get a grip on. Grasp. Walk steady, don’t run, never sweat. That is a pace I’d like to keep. The great handyman that was my grandfather claimed that in the workshop, the ones sweating were at work, the others at play. Playtime. - KD
Koenraad Dedobbeleer (b. 1975, Halle, Belgium) lives and works in Brussels. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp; GAK, Bremen; le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine; Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen; Castillo/Corrales, Paris; Culturegest, Lisbon; Haus Esters, Krefeld; and Kunsthalle, Bern. His work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions at venues such as Liverpool Biennial; Redcat, Los Angeles; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; and Biennal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre.