Caroline Coolen

Club Solo

6 Feb – 20 Mar 2022
open Wed – Sun 11.00 – 17.00

official opening 6 Feb 15.00
For sculptor Caroline Coolen (Bree, Belgium, 1975), the use of collage, montage, assemblage, and free association is a way to get a grip on reality. Her aim is to transform the outside world – or Umwelt, as she calls it – and to compress it into a single overall impression: sensitive and sensory like a plant, instinctive and intuitive like an animal, and rational and irrational like a person.

Her work is multisensory in nature: she connects the visual and the tactile with a range of textures and materials. She often presents her sculptures and large drawings as total installations. Some works, left unfinished for years, suddenly spring to completion after she adds new, complementary components.

Caroline Coolen is exhibiting works at Club Solo that are the result of her travels, such as Chum (2016), which combines an outdoor sculpture with a nomadic tent.

Alexandra Roozen

TRACES PROJECT

Alexandra Roozen’s TRACES project includes a short video (https://vimeo.com/656516361) and a series of 48 machine drawings (launch in 2022). An unconventional drawing technique mastered through experimentation. With the focus on rotation and sound, as well as the mechanical force versus taming the line into a shape.
The design of the drawings is based on two scores that composer Willem Boogman wrote about the work of Alexandra Roozen (the Plain Dust and Seen by Hand series), performed by the renowned Ives Ensemble in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam.
The TRACES project is made possible thanks to filmmaker Inouschka de Nooijer, Center for Visual Arts Rotterdam and Stichting Droom en Daad.

Margriet van Breevoort

SOLO EXHIBITION

A solo show at the LUMC in honor of Leiden European city of science.
17th of March till 29th of May 2022