December 2 - January 13
Joyce Ennik studied painting and graphic arts at the Academie Minerva in Groningen and the Rijksakademie of Arts in Amsterdam, 1965-1971. She maintains a studio and showroom in De Rijp, Holland. She makes gumprints, a 19th century photographic procedé, based on the characteristics of photosensitive gum on paper. She mostly makes series with a special theme derived from found footage or self made pictures. In her personal archive she has a great collection of pictures found on fleemarkets and in barns. By composing images in a special atmosphere she creates a new world, the source is vaguely visible as it is disembedded from it’s origin. Old pictures become another meaning than was meant before. Nowadays technics make it possible for her to print on large formats, other than in the nineteenth century when only small glass plates defined the maximum sizes of these prints.
Ennik has exhibited worldwide and her work is included in the collections of, among others, the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Museum Voorlinden (Wassenaar), Royal House Art Collection (The Hague).
In this exhibition Joyce Ennik shows work related to 4 bibliophile editions. In addition to the book, there are also 8 prints that were printed in editions in beautifully designed cassettes. The prints have been framed separately for this occasion. The large gum prints (monoprints) in the exhibition are from a more recent period. Joyce Ennik uses a graphic technique, polystyrene/screen printing, her own invention. She also makes gum prints, an old photo technique invented around 1850. This is the first time that the bibliophile editions are on display together.