Last updated June 14th 2017
Sharon Zargary is a Tel Avian artist working with multiple mediums and narratives. Zargary’s works are concentrated with a multitude of symbols, text and images that have an affinity to a narrow, pop cultured version of masculinity.The artist serves this content to his audiences carefully, critically and most importantly—with a side of humour!
Zargary’s latest exhibition Just Kill Me at HaYarkon 19 gallery, for example, featured paintings and sculptures of lost male action heroes juxtaposed with those of feminine body parts. These images seem a lost cause, and the exhibition questioned dominant cultural narratives, attempting to reconcile their affect on the mico-narratives of an individual. It is a combination of the artists’ works that create a theatrical space, actively attempting to save his viewers with an act of plastic art poetry.
Zergary was awarded the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design’s 2003 Excellence Award. He also studied at Cooper Union institution in New York and specialized in sculpture at the BRERA Academy in Milan, Italy. In 2007 he won a video scholarship from the Joshua Rabinovich Foundation.
Photo credit: Elinor Solomon