SILENCE OF THE NIGHT – Cindy Wright at Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam

The hyper-realistic paintings by Mark Moore Gallery’s Flemish artist, Cindy Wright, will be presented as part a double exhibition this autumn at Galerie Ron Mandos along side stunning video works by the Israeli video-artist and photographer Dana Levy.


Alhambra, 2012, Cindy Wright, Oil on Linen, 100 x 150 cm. / The Wake, 2011, Dana Levy, HD video, 05.03 min.

SILENCE OF THE NIGHT:  The work of Cindy Wright plays with the tradition of still life painting and themes of ‘Vanitas’. Wright creates her own subject matter, which she photographs with a digital camera. These  images are what she uses in the painting process. The paintings illustrate a reality painted from a photographic reality. Her choice of subject matter (fish in a bowl, withered flowers, general waste) assign a contemporary air to traditional still life painting.

THE FOUNTAIN/ THE WAKE:  Dana Levy explores in her work the relationship between the natural and the unnatural. For her video The Wake she filmed in the Carnegie Natural History Museum in Pittsburg, USA. Between the drawers of stuffed butterflies, accurately preserved in authentic wooden cabinets, the viewer sees one-hundred living butterflies. Their interaction creates a special tension in this video. Also on show will be her video The Fountain.

The exhibition will be introduced by art historian Stef van Bellingen (at 17:30 on the opening). Van Bellingen teaches contemporary art at various art institutions in Belgium and the Netherlands. As a curator, he is active in the Netherlands and abroad, where he works with both upcoming talent and established artists.

AMSTERDAM 27.10.12 – 24.11.12

OPENING: SATURDAY 27.10.2012 17:00 -19:00

With an introduction by art historian Stef van Bellingen at 17:30.

Galerie Ron Mandos
Prinsengracht 282
1016 HJ Amsterdam
+31 (0)20-320 70 36
Open: Wed to Sat 12 – 6 pm

Cindy Wright – ‘Silence of the Night’, The Moon was too Bright, 2010, 95 x 140 cm, Oil on linnen

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