Saturday, February 4, 2017 - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
11:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Remy Jungerman, a Netherlands based multi media artist, is winter 2017 HVCCA artist in residence.
Born 1959 in the small Maroon community of Moengo in Surinam on the northern Atlantic coast of South America, Jungerman has, for the last two and a half decades, made his home in the Netherlands. In his work an intersection occurs between the African textile designs of Surinam and Dutch artists of the De Stijl movement, including Mondrian. Afro-Surinamese spirituality, Winti, is his dominant theme.
“The Maroons are people from all parts of Africa who, in escaping slavery, penetrated deep into the rainforest of Suriname, there creating a new community and blended culture based in African roots.
“I believe that my heritage and my art go hand-in-hand. I am researching traditional, cultural and religious spheres to determine what has happened and what is currently evolving in Suriname. I began with the Surinamese esthetic based in textile design. The Kuba cloth from the Congo and the Kente cloth from Ghana have very strong geometric patterns, which the enslaved captives took to Suriname. This is my starting point, in geometric and grid patterns.
Remy Jungerman’s work was featured in numerous publications and has been acquired by various institutions and private collectors worldwide including: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Gemeente Museum, The Hague; Museum Het Domein Sittard; Zeeuws Museum Middelburg; Museum de Paviljoens Almere; NAI Rotterdam; Fries Museum Leeuwarden; Africa Museum Berg en Dal; Museum for Modern Art, Arnhem; Rennies Collection, Vancouver; Art Omi Collection, NY; and The Francis J. Greenburger Collection, NY. . He attended the Academy for Higher Arts and Cultural Studies, Paramaribo (Suriname), before moving to Amsterdam where he studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.
With his art Remy tries to connect continents. He looks to the meanings of things and where those meanings come from. The fact that he links Surinamese traditional rituals textiles to geometrical lines of Modernism, makes his art ‘all inclusive’ and with an extra layer. “
This exhibition and residency is sponsored, in part, by NEA, the Dutch Consulate, Mondriaan Fund, and the Netherland America Foundation .
Event Location and Ticket Information
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
1701 Main St
Peekskill, NY 10566
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017 - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Times: 11:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Presenter: New York Council on the Arts and ArtsWestchester
Presenter Phone: 9144284220
Presenter Website: http://artswestchester.org/