R&F is please to present the work of Kingston artist Hendrik Dijk. “So Far, So Close” opens Saturday October 3rd. There will be a reception from 5 to 7 p.m and Hendrik will give an informal artist talk at 5pm.
Hendrik Dijk’s work is about energy. He is a colorist who will use form, find and create for the purpose of letting colors have a life of their own. Dijk thinks that colors are like humans; each one is unique and likes to have good neighbors. Therefore, even though his work is often chromatically pronounced, he always asks himself if each color harmonizes with neighboring colors.
Born in Oostmahorn, Friesland, Netherlands, Hendrik Dijk moved to the USA in 1983. Since 1986, he has lived in Kingston, NY and teaches art at Kingston High School. He has made six murals for the City of Kingston in city parks. Dijk’s present creative efforts go mainly into painting and photography. He is a co-founder of the Arts Society of Kingston and the Kingston Biennial Sculpture Show. Click here to view Hendrik’s website.
The Gallery at R&F is featuring this exhibition of Kingston’s own Dutchman as a way of celebrating the 400-year anniversary of Henry Hudson’s crossing of the Hudson River. From spring through fall, Ulster County is celebrating Henry Hudson’s 1609 journey up the river that bears his name with dozens of special events. Click here for complete celebration details.