A duo exhibition with two positions in painting that share abstraction and the effect of light. About time as movement in space, a representation or dream that precedes knowledge in the works of Lon Godin and knowledge of a reality that precedes imagination in the works of Marena Seeling.
In the recent work of Marena Seeling, her years of research into space and light in the familiar river landscape of the Waal have taken flight. In the exhibition at O-68 she shows works in which she no longer paints the light but directs the light through movement and folding. They are white, spatial objects made of cardboard whose fold lines refract the light. Seeling also shows aluminum wall panels. She photographed pools and gullies from the dikes. The shapes of these shiny water surfaces are the inspiration for the series of aluminum panels on which the sanded surfaces refract the light. It is a painting without paint and color, but with light. Her recent sculptural watercolors show that the color has not completely disappeared. This year, Marena Seeling participated in the group exhibition 'Hydrography' and received a contribution from the Tijl Fund of the Prince Bernard Cultural Fund.
Work by Lon Godin will be on display from the series 'Momentary Halt Infinate Flow', she has worked under this title in recent years on a monumental wall consisting of 120 smaller paintings and a series of large canvases. It is that infinite Flow, the immense time and space in which 'things' move that fascinates her. A constant transformation of which we ourselves are a part. Despite the fluidity, we are still able to distinguish images and perceive them as coherent 'reality'. What interests Godin in painting is how processes generate images, and how the illusion of the still image can be understood. Movement is contained in the standstill. The process from which it arose is still visible in the painting and the continuation of this process is conceivable, it takes place in the observer. For Lon Godin, painting is like a space journey and a way to relate to the immeasurable. Lon Godin is exhibiting work this year at Center d'Art Contemporain, Meymac France in the exhibition 'Pays-Bas l'Autre Pays des Beaux-Arts'.