Drawings by Rinus Van de Velde
Date: July 15-26, 2009
Location: 3583 Waialae Avenue
Hours: Tues-Sat 12:00-7:00 PM, Sun 12:00-4:30 PM
Opening night: July 15, 2009
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Free, no RSVP
For the inaugural exhibition in its contemporary art program, Interisland Terminal presents the work of Belgian artist Rinus Van de Velde (b. 1983).
For Van de Velde, drawing is a daily practice beginning with images from his personal archives. The drawings in this exhibition were inspired by 1950’s and 60’s National Geographic magazines and the Geographic Explorers’ attempt to reconcile a search for authenticity with a specific ideology of discovering and structuring the new, the exotic. Throughout his work, Van de Velde includes his own statements in handwritten text framing the images.
He says, “It’s important that I put myself in there, that I pretend I was there, somewhere between the reality and the myth.”
Van de Velde lives and works in Antwerp. Interisland Terminal is proud to present Van de Velde’s first solo show outside of Europe, which will be followed in December with a selection of works in the Statements program of Art Basel Miami, for which he was recently selected.