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'Visibly / Happy'
September 3 - February 8th 2018

''Three Women take over Museum aan het Vrijthof ''

From Sunday, September 3 to Thursday, February 8th Museum aan het Vrijthof shows paintings of three female artists: Annelies Hoek, Margriet Houben and Anneque Lijnkamp, under the title Visibly / Happy.

Anneque Lijnkamp Truyen, who previously exhibited in Museum De Wieger in Deurne, depicts a world in which dream and reality intermingle. She imaginatively tells stories about striking situations and comical scenes that are put down mildly. Her paintings are winking to the viewer. People in many shapes and animals are permanent ingredients. Titles like "The peasant woman has a day off" and "Mother Superior’s birthday" set the tone for these naive paintings.

Annelies Hoek is especially known for her portraits. She painted, among others, a state portrait of Queen Beatrix. But also capturing people in a fast and unobtrusive way in a waiting room or on a boat is a challenge to her. "The art of the controlled accident" she calls it herself. During the exhibition a book with a visual overview of her entire oeuvre will be presented. Originality is also a characteristic of the work of

Margriet Houben - van Acker, giving her paintings gay interpretations of reality that would be boring and harsh without fantasy and imagination. Smiles with paint and brushes and titles giving visual significant shifts that the spectator will find amusing as "jokes on the wall".

"Visibly / Happy" is a fascinating and cheerful exhibition that will appeal to a wide audience. Subtly amusing with a great love for detail, but above all, painted with lots of fun in people and their characteristics.

The exhibition will be open from September 3, 2017. The book "Met het oog op mensen" (In view of people), containing an overview of the work of Annelies Hoek, will be presented on September 10th.
Margriet Houben
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