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Purdy Hicks Gallery is pleased to announce their first solo exhibitions of Awoiska van der Molen and Anna Maria Schönrock.

The monochrome photo work of Awoiska van der Molen (b.1972 Netherlands) is the result of long periods of isolation in which she penetrates into the essence of the remote world in which her photographs are created. She takes the time to experience the landscape in a new manner, beyond first appearances. Standing out as someone who remains rooted in the riches of analogue photography, Van der Molen’s work could be understood as a metaphysical quest, a journey to the essence of being, only completed by hand-printing the Baryta prints in the dark room.

Explorers have been an inspiration for Anna Maria Schönrock (b.1989 Germany): attracted to the risks they take. Thinking of them concentrates her mind on general questions of life and society. For Schönrock when starting a new painting it is an adventure, never quite knowing where her curiosity is going to lead.