Old hands though they may be, they don’t show you a program of old boring tricks. Indeed there may be something to defend in geometric abstraction, but the best defence is the refinement in the works of both artists.
They are both deepening their methods and their ideas, something which is especially visible in Bonies’ remarkable development through the years.
As Van Dijk’s works constantly attract attention by their almost casual simplicity, Bonies’ colours add an almost festive note to this exhibition.
Something festive which is not just appropriate for this dark season, but also for the dreary times we are currently living in.
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Some artists of the gallery were invited to make a temporary monumental work on the walls.
Near the windows Bob Bonies (1937) made an apparently simple, but in fact quite sophisticated work, while Ien Lucas (1955) made such an unobtrusive work on the opposite wall, that one would almost think it is a common feature of the gallery.