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"In the Spaces We Talk"

Paintings and Works on Paper by Yvonne van Eijden

"In the Spaces We Talk"

Paintings and Works on Paper by Yvonne van Eijden

On Friday, January 27, from 6 to 9 p.m., the Cincinnati Arts Association’s Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts will open three new exhibitions: Something, an ambitious site-specific installation by Cincinnati sculptor Sonja Henrixson, that contrasts the randomness of the natural world with the order of the built environment; "In the Spaces We Talk," a new series of large-scale ethereal paintings and intimate works on paper by Cincinnati painter Yvonne van Eijden; and A Personal Odyssey, an eclectic mix of paintings, jewelry and elaborate mixed-media installation by Chicago artist Martin Bernstein. 

Transplanted to Cincinnati from the Netherlands, where she achieved critical and public acclaim, Yvonne van Eijden is an abstract painter of exceptional talent. Since arriving in Cincinnati in 2000, she has quickly become an active member of the local arts community, participating in solo exhibitions at the former Suzanna Terrill Gallery and organizing a number of group exhibitions featuring Cincinnati and northern Kentucky artists including the recent outdoor sculpture exhibition Art in the Zoo, presented at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2005. Her meditative paintings integrate text and amorphous forms into ethereal landscapes filled with light and spirituality. In her most recent body of work, Van Eijden continues this investigation and further introduces figurative elements as a ghost-like presence within the landscape; appearing to transcend time and place. The exhibition title, "In the Spaces We Talk," comes from the title of a painting and poem created by the artist, a native Dutch speaker, with reference to the interesting ambiguities found between translations and pauses in language.

Yvonne van Eijden studied at Vrije Academie in The Hague and Three Schools of Art in Toronto, Canada. Prior to arriving in Cincinnati, her work was exhibited extensively in the Netherlands. Her paintings are represented in numerous private collections in the Netherlands and Cincinnati.


An informal Gallery Talk with the artist will be presented in the Weston Art Gallery on Tuesday, February 7 at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
 

Families Create! Education Workshop: Sat., Feb. 18, 10 a.m. - noon

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