Through Dutch Eyes
January 18, 2005 - February 6, 2005

Though formally trained in the realist schools of painting in the Netherlands, Peter John Voormeij has become recognized for his expressionist style - abstract creations that vibrate with an intensity of colour and vigorous line.  Best known for his paintings on the 2100 square meter ceilings of the Council of State Building, in the Hague, his visual language is influenced by his passion for literature and music.

"Through Dutch Eyes" is a series of abstract canvasses that mediate between human feelings and the world of paint, illuminating Voormeij's approach to his art - sometimes savage, sometimes gentle and caressing.

The Dutch Consul General, Joop Corijn, will open the exhibition at the artist reception. Dutch specialties provided courtesy of the Dutch Consulate.