Dear art friends,
After hopefully a wonderful years end and
a promising start of the new year to all, at Readytex Art Gallery we have
transitioned into 2018 with many good intentions and great plans in mind. We
kick them off with our first Thursday-Night-Feature (TNF) on Thursday January 4th.
On this evening visual artist Roddney Tjon Poen Gie will give a presentation
about his participation in ‘Forest‘ Art Guyane 2017’ in Saint-Laurent du
Maroni, French Guiana, in November 2017.
During this project in a national forest,
various artists transformed 7 fallen or dead trees into artistic public art
installations, inspired by the theme ‘Libi makandra’ (Living together). As the
only non-Frenchspeaking artist, Tjon Poen Gie worked on a horizontally
positioned Wakapou (Brown heart) trunk of more than 6 meters long and between
40-50 centimeters in diameter, during the entire week. In it he sculpted two
figures with their backs against each other, thereby symbolizing that the two
neighboring countries Suriname and French Guiana ‘should have each others
If you would like to learn more about the
‘Forest’ Art Guyane 2017’ project, and about the creative process leading up to
Roddney Tjon Poen Gie’s sculpture there, then come join us at his presentation
on the TNF at Readytex Art Gallery on Thursday January 4th. The doors of the
gallery are open from 7:00 – 9:00 pm and the presentation starts at 7:30 pm.
Everyone is welcome!