Future Exhibitions « The Jerusalem Artists House – בית האמנים בירושלים

Future Exhibitions

ליטל מור

Opening:
Saturday, 29 August 2020

Closing:
Saturday, 7 November 2020


Lital Mor

Under the Blazing Sun

Curator: Mark Yashaev

Lital Mor’s works reveal ostensibly insignificant moments, elevated to the level of representative presence, which is foreign to the viewer in the context of an art exhibition. The images challenge the hierarchical perception of “high” and “low,” confronting the viewer with such notions as boredom, repetition, mediocrity, and compromise. Like Meursault, the protagonist of Albert Camus’ novel The Stranger, Mor strives to “shatter the harmony of the day” by pointing at the temporary, transient, negligible. Her works depict routine moments, often evoking a sense of déjà-vu. She diligently identifies and draws attention to the moments of “nothingness” that pass us by in the race of daily life, charging abstract moments with existential meaning.

טליה ישראלי

Opening:
Saturday, 29 August 2020

Closing:
Saturday, 7 November 2020


Talia Israeli

One of the Mountains

Curator: Yael Katz Ben Shalom

Talia Israeli’s exhibition comprises works ranging between black and white. Large schematic paintings on canvas are joined by contrasting landscape drawings on small-format wooden boards. Sampling reproductions of Renaissance frescos, the Christian motifs are subtracted from the image in an attempt to secularize it: to be left with the landscape alone and examine its imprint, and at the same time—to meet the absence, to preserve a historical reference point to the myth, the yearning for a coveted place, to stretch it to a space that extends between “Disney” and film noir. Israeli delves into these gaps through the hypnotizing power of a winding freehand line in black, which etches the scenery’s silent scream, and concurrently—through hybrid painting, which recognizes perspective as the great achievement of the Renaissance, yet turns back to flattening via graffiti technique. Teasers of Christian iconography enable Israeli to reflect on the status of the stain, which breaks free from the religious aura, turning to the abstract.