The exhibition at Sloterkade has ended, but the installation Whispering Light at David Lloyd Club on the Overtoom is extended till December 28th.

Opening programme on 3 November 2018, during Museumnacht:
5 pm Welcome to Soledad Senlle Art Foundation - Sloterkade 171
5:30 pm Introduction by Marisol Ferradás, director Soledad Senlle and Emiel van der Pol, art historian and gallerist
6 pm Visit to the David Lloyd Club, Overtoom 557
7-8 pm Drinks & bites at Soledad Senlle

Public activities - workshops by Popel Coumou
In addition to the exhibition and the work on location, Popel Coumou will be organising workshops for schoolchildren and other people who are interested. In the upcoming workshop, the participants will set to work with their own photographic source material.
Feel free to take part in this public workshop, which will be held on Saturday, 24 November, starting 2 pm
Please send an email to artfoundation@soledad.nl to register. Participation is free, but there is a limited number of spots available.

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    Soledad Senlle

    Sloterkade 171

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    David Lloyd

    Overtoom 557

OPENING 3 NOVEMBER 2018 AT 5 PM
DAVID LLOYD CLUB OVERTOOM - SOLEDAD SENLLE ART FOUNDATION

We are pleased to invite you to Whispering Light, a monumental site-specific photographic installation and solo exhibition of work by Popel Coumou.

Soledad Senlle Art Foundation presents contemporary art in unique settings throughout the Schinkelbuurt. Popel Coumou has transformed the display window of the David Lloyd gym on Overtoom – originally designed as a showroom for cars – into a photographic lightbox. It forms the prelude for the solo exhibition that can be viewed in the Art Foundation’s space on Sloterkade.

Popel uses characteristic aspects of the photographic medium – light, space and time – in an abstract-poetic way. Her works are analogue photos of small, delicate collages. Popel can be said to sculpt light in her dreamlike, carefully arranged photo images. Her layered method of working allows her to simultaneously show reality and abstraction, a quality that she uses to exploit and highlight the duality of the medium.

In her recent work, the photo collage – which previously only served as a base for the ultimate photo – has become the end result. The exhibition at Soledad Senlle shows a selection of photo works and lightboxes. Images in which architectural and geometric forms are combined with – often romantic – vistas, and photos that offer an almost graphic translation of the horizon. The final works, which are greatly enlarged, have the subdued structure of a daydream.

Thanks to the changing illumination, the lightboxes resemble softly breathing pictures. The mood and the appearance of the gigantic installation in David Lloyd’s display window gradually changes over time, in the process revealing different photographic layers. Like a quiet beacon in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the work persuades passers-by to stop and reflect for a moment.

Public activities - workshops by Popel Coumou
In addition to the exhibition and the work on location, Popel Coumou will be organising workshops for schoolchildren and other people who are interested. In the upcoming workshop, the participants will set to work with their own photographic source material.
Feel free to take part in this public workshop, which will be held on Saturday, 24 November, starting 2 pm
Please send an email to artfoundation@soledad.nl to register. Participation is free, but there is a limited number of spots available.

Opening programme on 3 November 2018, during Museumnacht:
5 pm Welcome to Soledad Senlle Art Foundation - Sloterkade 171
5:30 pm Introduction by Marisol Ferradás, director Soledad Senlle and Emiel van der Pol, art historian and gallerist
6 pm Visit to the David Lloyd Club, Overtoom 557
7-8 pm Drinks and bites at Soledad Senlle

Opening hours for the exhibition at Soledad Senlle
Thursday-Saturday 11 am - 6 pm

Sponsors & partners
The project at David Lloyd is made possible with the support of the City of Amsterdam and Soledad Senlle B.V.
With special thanks to David Lloyd

Popel Coumou (NL) Exhibition view, 2018

Photography,
Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

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At Soledad Soledad Senlle Art Foundation

Popel Coumou (NL) Whispering Light, 2018

Photographic light installation,
Overtoom 557, Amsterdam

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Site specific photographic work in layers with light installation at the showroom/vitrine of David Lloyd, Overtoom 5

Popel Coumou (NL) Untitled, 2015

Analogue colour c-type print,
Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

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87 x 130 cm

Popel Coumou (NL) Untitled, 2015

Analogue colour c-type print,
Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

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87 x 130 cm

Popel Coumou (NL) Untitled, 2015

Analogue colour c-type print,
Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

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87 x 130 cm

Popel Coumou (NL) Untitled, 2011

Analogue colour c-type print,
Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

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87 x 130 cm

Popel Coumou (NL) Untitled 3, 2014

Analogue colour c-type print,
Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

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87 x 130 cm

Popel Coumou (NL) Untitled 3, 2014

Analogue colour c-type print,
Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

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87 x 130 cm

Popel Coumou (NL) Untitled 4, 2013

Analogue colour c-type print,
Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

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87 x 130 cm

Popel Coumou (NL) Untitled light box, 2017

Led, chalk paper, c print and arduino in a wooden frame with automatic light dimmer,

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65 x 93 cm

Popel Coumou (NL) Untitled light-box, 2014

Led, c print and photograph on plexiglass in a wooden light-box with touch-dimmer,
Sloterkade 171, Amsterdam

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21 x 31 cm
Led, losse foto en foto op plexiglas in houten lichtbak met touch-dimmer.