Looking Ahead , a very different interpretation
Iserlohn. When Niels Gamm, head of the Kulturbüro and head of the Parktheater, sat down with Jutta Bengelsträter Ewest and Werner A. Ewest in autumn 2021 and the next exhibition was being planned, Corona had largely paralyzed the cultural scene. Nobody knew how it would go on and what restrictions would come. And the war in Ukraine and the energy crisis could not even be foreseen, Ewest looks back Under the title Blick vornn (Looking Forward), the gallery owner couple has now brought together six artists from five countries, who have delivered very different yet matching works on the subject. Four of them have never been seen in Iserlohn with their pictures. Although Jutta Bengelsträter-Ewest regularly curates exhibitions for the theatre, this time there is something new: ten percent of the sale of the pictures will be donated to the association. "We want to give something back," says Werner A. Ewest
Apocalyptic Surreal Worlds
Jenny Day Born in 1981 in the USA, initially lived and studied in Alaska. Then she was drawn to Arizona. And in California she also completed environmental studies. Due to the extremely different places of residence and the nature experiences, Jenny Day develops collage-like visions between appearance and reality, light and dark. She shows apocalyptic, surreal worlds in which animals make their way through the transformation caused by humans - humans against themselves play no part in the works. Her look ahead is highly political, for she says that animals came to earth before man and will probably be there after him.