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Meijer Gardens' winter exhibition features Dutch sculptor Hanneke Beaumont
Hanneke Beaumont. Bronze #91, 2008-09. Patinated bronze on iron bases; 62 x31x 34 inches. Photo courtesy of the artist.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.- Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park features the provocative work of Dutch sculptor, Hanneke Beaumont in the winter exhibition, “Connected and Disconnected: The Sculpture of Hanneke Beaumont,” which opens to the public February 1. This retrospective features Beaumont’s impressive fluency with materials as well as her command of the human figure, and will remain on display until April 28.

In her first major museum exhibition in the United States, Beaumont’s work in terra cotta, bronze, iron as well as a select group of large-scale drawings will be on display. Celebrated for her figurative work, each piece is carefully rendered with textured surfaces often encouraging thoughtfulness and introspection. Representing a universal type, Beaumont’s figures are neither tellingly male nor female.

“As a figurative artist, Beaumont has created a figurative type utilizing techniques that combine to suggest psychological penetration,” said Joseph Becherer, Vice President and Chief Curator of Sculpture. “Additionally, the portrayed mood of her evocative works are moving and memorable."

Since capturing international attention in the late 1990s, Beaumont’s work has been exhibited and installed around the world. Connected and Disconnected: The Sculpture of Hanneke Beaumont will feature a breadth of work from across the artist’s repertoire ranging from rarely exhibited large-scale terra cotta sculpture from early in her career to recently completely and never-before-shown cast works arriving straight from her foundry in Italy.

“Although the history of Dutch art is dominated by painting and painters, Beaumont is one of the most celebrated Dutch sculptors working today,” said Becherer.

This major endeavor will accompany her sculptures, Number 25 and Number 26 located in Meijer Garden’s Sculpture Park. The greatest concentration of Beaumont’s work will be displayed in the galleries, however, one sculpture will also be installed in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory.



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