Solo show at Neumeister Bar-Am Gallery in BerlinMay 5 2015 - June 26 2015
‘The point of engagement between us and things are at their surfaces: what is visible. De Joode interrogates materials traditionally associated with sculpture, investigating the inherent aura of the materiality she handles with deliberate naiveté, playing with their existential qualities, which she then abstracts. For example she squishes clays alongside matter including chewing gum, plaster and bronze result in alien sculptural forms. Either by traditional methodologies, such as glazing, or by being condensed into a new surface by way of photography and restructured again via photoshop, printing and routing. Beyond each material or object, as in all of De Joode’s exhibitions, ‘Surfaces’ sketch new relationships between artworks, the exhibition space and the subsequent representations. Devising a relational system where the references, including the resultant documentation of individual objects, become new abstract agents.’
— From the press release, more here.