SBK Art voucher, art as a present

Mary Geradts

02/10/2019 - 24/11/2019 @ SBK Amsterdam KNSM

Mary tells a story about growth, flowering and decay. The creation and destruction of the natural, the transient.

The objects by Mary Geradts (1958) are reminiscent of the stone vases that have graced beautifully landscaped gardens and parks for centuries - large monochrome sculptures: flora-like shapes and romantic columns. Mary is not a sculptor in the traditional sense of the word. She does not carve statues out of stone, but builds up statues with thin strips of zinc. She then constructs and solders these strips together into objects that can serve as an autonomous image but also as a tool. The zinc works them to give the objects a weathered appearance. The vase shape is definitely present, but at the same time flower buds, flowers or leaves are part of the vase in an organic way. They bulge outwards and give the vases an unusual, sometimes surrealistic appearance. Mary tells a story about growth, flowering and decay. The creation and destruction of the natural, the transient. Hidden in that temporality is a certain beauty, one that emerges in her hushed representations of that which is always in motion. Mary Geradts exhibited in the Hague Center for Contemporary Art and Pulchri in The Hague, Museum De Lakenhal, Ars Aemula Naturae and the Sieboldhuis in Leiden and in various sculpture gardens.

Mary Geradts
Mary Geradts
Mary Geradts
Mary Geradts
Mary Geradts