Sat 16 November 2019 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Zemack Gallery - Hei be-Iyar St 68, Tel Aviv,
YIGAL OZERI – REALITY CHECK
Curator: Shear Ozeri
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 16 at 20:00
The candid imagery from Yigal Ozeri’s new series Reality Check is invigorated with honesty. Representing a significant evolution in the artist’s practice – one of the most dramatic shifts in his approach to painting thus far. Stepping away from his signature motif of distinctive young women in lush natural landscapes and focusing on capturing the chaotic pulse of New York City’s urban terrain.
A New Yorker himself, Ozeri has developed an eye for the unconventional moments of beauty that city dwellers have long embraced. The series features the grittier aspects of New York – the meat markets of Chinatown, the dilapidated subway, and the vacant lots of Red Hook – as well as the more traditionally beloved locales – Washington Square Park and Dumbo. It is in these offbeat settings that Ozeri’s work begins to capture a more 21st century sensibility.
In this exhibition the artist has chosen to go a step further and connect the two cities that shaped the person and artist he is today. Going back to his roots he delves into imagery of the first city that raised him, Tel-Aviv. This distinctive new series views and connects the artist’s vibrant cities as ever-changing sources of inspiration in a significant change of aesthetic that makes his new work feel that much more authentic and dynamic.