The Les Fausses Dents du Prince group show is on at Deborah Bowmann, opening May 25 and running July 9.
The project space, which is just outside of Brussels, will host artists also mostly based in the Belgian city: After Howl, Stéphane Barbier-Bouvet, Martin Belou, French duo, Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel —who make large figurative and sculptural scenes like two large hippos made from sand and part disintegrated —Cyril Debon, Romain Juan, Hector Latrille and Margaux Schwarz.
The show, whose title translates to The False Toothed Prince seems to be a collection of artists that spin delicate craft with histories of architecture and sculpture.
Paris-based curatorial programme and exhibition space Exo launched another great exhibition this spring, curating the Check XXe group show at Brussels’s After Howl. Run by curator Elisa Rigoulet and artist Antoine Donzeaud, the curatorial programme invited seven international artists to take part, (with Donzeaud contributing some of his own work as well) for a show that explored the notion and linguistic complexity of ‘checks’—checks-and-balances, checks done to embarrass the parties involved, checks that subtly bring attention that there are people around you trying to mate, checks as agreement, checks as obesity, etc.
Paris’sMatthieu Haberardbrings five new pieces—with a dark wood, epoxy, acrylic painting titled ‘Screen, where the touch, is a real sensation’ (2015), a can-and-water sculpture called ‘Combine painting’ (2015), a wood-and-electric cable piece called ‘Your time is running out’ (2015), as well as two sculptural installations made of steel, plexiglas, acrylic on canvas, titled ‘Marcel; Where the bulbs are?’ (2015) and ‘Stéphane; They took our…’ (2015)—while San Francisco’s Quintessa Matranga‘s shows a series of new cartoonish inkjet paper prints mounted on wood.
Some of the other artists include: Houston’s Adam Cruces with two digital video loops; Bending Bindingwith two sculptural radiators, a plastic-candy-and cooling liquid scultpure, and a neon light, as well as Belgium-born and Antwerp-based artist Yannick Val Gestowith a series of digital collages using 3D render semi-transparent print on brushed aluminium. Antone Konst and Hubert Marot round out the exhibition lineup with, respectively, a series of ceramic tile-on-panel large-scale oil and nail polish drawings and a cyanotype, spray paint, gallic acid on canvas piece. The last artist is Donzeaud himself with a large-scale silksreen print and aerosol paint on tarp and wood work titled ‘Ordinary Objects for Common Use (Couch)’. **