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Felieke van der Leest: F.I.B.S.

Exhibition  /  25 Oct 2008  -  29 Nov 2008
Published: 06.11.2008
Galerie Rob Koudijs
Management:
Rob Koudijs
Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: The referee-san, 2008. Gold, zirconia, glass, textile, plastic. 13x10x2,5cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: The referee-san, 2008
Gold, zirconia, glass, textile, plastic
13x10x2,5cm
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(...) Felieke van der Leest's mental gymnastics at Galerie Rob Koudijs - an exhibition which is sure to keep the mind lithe and
limber. (...)

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Felieke van der Leest
F.I.B.S.(Federation International des Bêtes Sportives)

Classical sport as practised in ancient Greece, which evolved from training for battle, has become glazed over with ideas about brotherhood and honour. Despite streamlined sporting events, nationalism and other primitive impulses often dominate odern-day tournaments.

Felieke van der Leest has chosen 'sport' as the theme for her new jewellery collection. Her world of animals mirrors our own universe. Here she plainly enjoys using animals to ask questions about a sports world gone mad. Is a referee simply an overseer, or is he now a high priest who celebrates the games? How much of an exhibitionist can one be on the high bar? Does horse training represent ultimate control, or does it actually negate the beast within the animal? Does sport represent a danger to nature, or can a simple rabbit still undermine its framework?

Appropriate to the subject, all are welcome to take part in Felieke van der Leest's mental gymnastics at Galerie Rob Koudijs - an exhibition which is sure to keep the mind lithe and limber.

Ward Schrijver

Remarks

PROFIEL AWARD 2008 for Felieke van der Leest

Every two years the Profiel Foundation honours a person who is professionally active with textile. The last years among others Leo Haks (2002), Bertjan Pot (2004) en Ulf Moritz (2006) received this award.

Thursday the 6th of November at 17 hours the Profiel Award will be hand out to Felieke van der Leest at Galerie Rob Koudijs.

Felieke van der Leest. Brooch: Bull 1, 2008. Gold, silver, synth. ruby, textile, plastic. 8x8x4,5cm. Felieke van der Leest
Brooch: Bull 1, 2008
Gold, silver, synth. ruby, textile, plastic
8x8x4,5cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Ring: Prima ballerina hippo Lolita, 2008. Gold, zirconia, bone, textile, plastic. 6x6x7,5cm. Felieke van der Leest
Ring: Prima ballerina hippo Lolita, 2008
Gold, zirconia, bone, textile, plastic
6x6x7,5cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Necklace: Yellow Kelly, 2008. Gold, zirconia, glass, textile, plastic. 10x10x3,5cm. Felieke van der Leest
Necklace: Yellow Kelly, 2008
Gold, zirconia, glass, textile, plastic
10x10x3,5cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Necklace: Second peleton, 2008. Silve, glass, plastic. 15x15x4cm. Felieke van der Leest
Necklace: Second peleton, 2008
Silve, glass, plastic
15x15x4cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Bracelet: The J. Russels, 2008. Gold, zirconia, textile, plastic. 21x7x2,5cm. Felieke van der Leest
Bracelet: The J. Russels, 2008
Gold, zirconia, textile, plastic
21x7x2,5cm
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Felieke van der Leest. Ring: Soccer baby, 2008. Gold, silver, zirconia, glass, textile. 7,5x5,5x5cm. Felieke van der Leest
Ring: Soccer baby, 2008
Gold, silver, zirconia, glass, textile
7,5x5,5x5cm
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