Thu 27 April 2017 | 7:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Gordon Galleries - 95 Ben Yehuda St., Tel Aviv, FREE
Gordon Gallery is pleased to invite you to the opening of Michel Platnic’s “Genesis”, at our Hapelech St. location.
From the exhibition catalogue: “Platnic’s new work draws inspiration from the biblical narrative of the creation of the world, as recounted in the Book of Genesis. Through pictorial, sculptural, theatrical and cinematographic means, Platnic creates a sort of one-man-show where he “recreates” the act of creation… The visual mechanism underlying the work is based upon the shortening and the distillation of matter, space and time, through the use of different media, symbols and gestures borrowed from the world of magic. The grand and wonderful acts of the biblical creation story – as large as the universe itself – are translated here to an intimate scale, to images both near and familiar: The world is the familial space, the celestial globes are lamps, the flora are represented by house plants, the fauna by a cat and a bird; it is the creation of the world and its destruction in a nutshell. The two inversed narratives stand side by side even as they were two texts on a page that recount and interpret one another, and vice versa: One expands, the other reduces; one affirms, the other negates; one opens possibilities, the other shuts them out.” – Ilan Wizgan