Gerda Van Leeuwen will present her “Gasworks” paintings in Mind Sets, an exhibition of seven artists curated by Lynne Stone, running from Saturday, February 3, 2018 until Monday, February 26, 2018, with an opening celebration on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 5 to 7 pm. Green Kill hours are Tuesday through Saturday, from 3 to 9 PM. On exhibition in February with Gerda will also be the works of Jessica Alazraki, William Clements, Donna Festa, Rosalie Frankel, Linda Larsen, and Noah Saterstrom
Gasworks is a series of 6 small paintings, monoprint/paint on paper to canvas, 10×6 inches, These series are a result of me wandering the center street of Merida, Mexico. Observing small details on the walls of houses. The rectangle crevices in the walls with almost identical city gas meters but all painted, painted in different ways. Done in 2017.
—Gerda Van Leeuwen
Previous Works Exhibited at Green kill By Gerda Van Leeuwen
Gerda van Leeuwen’s work recently has involved in an interest and awareness for the animal world around us. Animal creatures are frequently appearing in her prints, paintings and ceramics. In my prints I wanted to express the ferociousness and determination in the animals around us.
Her mono prints are partly inspired by the Lascaux Cave paintings in France.
Her cave paintings are in a way a very early form of graffiti. They are mostly animals.
People have for thousands of years communicated and told their stories by painting graffiti on walls in public places.
Gerda forms the animal shapes from steel wool. In different grades, from fine to coarse.
The steel wool is rough to work and therefore the end result gives a primitive feeling.
Something I was looking for. After creating the forms I print them on my etching press on paper and also on canvas.