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01 JANUARY 2024  New Year... Happy will come.

 

Back in September, in my Rosh Hashana newsletter, the original greeting was

– May in this new year not all hell breaks loose –

I chose not to use it at the time, I thought it to be too dramatic, and rather bleak. Now, seems ironic.

 

⁃⦿◎□● 

 

May this new year bring a resolution...

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OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2023 George Minne, Mère pleurant son enfant mort (détail), 1886, plâtre, 45,5 cm. Collection privée (when nothing else make sense.)

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31 MARCH 2024 #rothko “I have imprisoned the most utter violence in every square inch of their surface.” @fondationlv

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11 DECEMBER 2023 In progress

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11 DECEMBER 2023 In progress

15 SEPTEMBER 2023  Shana Tova ▷▾ Good Year

 

Many firsts and thoughts...

This Rosh Hashana finds me in the midst of moving to Paris from NYC after 13+ years, following a year involving lots of moving parts (some are still moving)...

 

it's inevitable that this Shana Tova newsletter will reflect my current state of being... (thinking, reading, talking, dreaming, working, and eating the ethos of familiarity). 

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struc·ture | ˈstrək(t)SHər 120 mm b&w, Archival pigment print on FineArt cotton paper,

40 x 40 cm, 2020 - Ongoing

 

This work created as a catalyst to question the semantics of perception of familiar structures, as well as allude to notions of dislocation, belonging, and the sense of feeling safe, or the lack of it.

 

struc·ture | ˈstrək(t)SHər - while quiet and elusive - invites deliberation on the subjectivity and reliability of familiar structures in a profoundly challenging time. It is a commentary on real-life societal structures, as much as it’s about fleeting, make-believe ones. The structures in my work can be found nowhere and everywhere. They [the structures] become ghosts of their previous forms or beliefs, and imply obscure narratives and an idea or matter that’s exhausted and been reincarnated.

 

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 (Continued...)
 

 

An excerpt from LA POÉTIQUE DE L’ESPACE by Gaston Bachelard

(in both, Hebrew n' English, speaking of familiarity)

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

(Shakespeare)


Shana Tova

Good Year

 

🍸

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16 JULY 2023 At the Foundation Louis Vuitton checking out « Basquiat × Warhol, à quatre mains » On my last visit – pre Covid – I was doing a - photo shoot - study of the museum. there was no exhibition, the place was blissfully quiet...

 

Dog, 1984, Acrylic, silkscreen ink, lipstick, and oil on canvas, Collection particulière | Private collection (Detail)

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16 JULY 2023 More of Basquiat × Warhol...

General Electric - White, 1984, Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, Collection particulière | Private collection (Detail)

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20 JULY 2023 Taking a break from French bureaucracy, apartment hunting, and art.

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02 JULY 2023 It's been an intense couple of months 🥵

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25 APRIL 2023 Georgia O’Keeffe at the MoMA … modest exhibition, and no flowers ;-) –– Untitled (Tent Door at Night) 1916_Pencil on paper

 

25 APRIL 2023 Blue #2 1916_Watercolor on paper / Georgia O’Keeffe

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17 APRIL 2023 LA POÉTIQUE DE L’ESPACE (1957) by Gaston Bachelard. Paris : Les Presses universitaires de France, 3e édition, 1961 ...for when leaving one home to make a new one.

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16 APRIL 2023 #sayinggoodbye #artworkdelivery  –– Field, 2014-2017 120mm, Archival pigment print on FineArt cotton paper

72 x 72 cm, Ed. of 19. A collaboration with Artist Les St. Leon

…In its new home.

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10 MARCH 2023 So many moving parts to this move... 

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26 FEBRUARY 2023 Great sound. Inspiring. 

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24 APRIL 2023 Finally, on Thursday, our belongings began their voyage to Paris.

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16 APRIL 2023 #sayinggoodbye #artworkdelivery  –– A Night at The Opéra, 2014-2017 120mm, Archival pigment print on FineArt cotton paper

72 x 72 cm, Ed. of 19. A collaboration with Artist Les St. Leon

…In its new home.

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04 APRIL 2023 Someones (as in somethings) found a new home… Au revoir! #timetomakenewmemories #artforsale #artsold

Pre-moving-to-Paris sale of My Playground of Others’ Memories – Framed work – shortly before loading our belongings on a ship heading to France.

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10 MARCH 2023 Applying for my European Passport (hashtag exciting hashtag exhusting).

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14 FEBRUARY 2023 MOMO by Ohad Naharin // Batsheva Dance Company #foodforthought

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26 DECEMBER 2022 in brown mood

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12 DECEMBER 2022  

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11 FEBRUARY 2023 Tel-Aviv. #seemsobvious

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25 DECEMBER 2022  Author Victor Hugo famously set up self-imposed house arrest to force himself to finish his iconic Hunchback of Notre Dame classic novel. I, un-famously, set up self-imposed house arrest due to Covid, or the flu, or RSV... (Take your pick... some of us put their money on a combo) 

.A chilled-out stroll post... #something.

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12 DECEMBER 2022  Studio #Marseille

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10 DECEMBER 2022  Bach, Musique de Chambre, Opera Marseille. Outside, Marseille is celebrating Morocco making history as the first African or Arab country to ever reach the semi-finals of the World Cup. #coexist #inspiration

 

12 DECEMBER 2022  

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09 DECEMBER 2022  

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08 DECEMBER 2022  Introducing yellow into Nuance vocabulary 

 

09 DECEMBER 2022  #red

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06 DECEMBER 2022  This is what frustration looks like...

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27 NOVEMBER 2022  In collaboration.

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16 NOVEMBER 2022  mon atelier à marseille (Oui, also working on my French...🥐☕️🥂).

 

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06 NOVEMBER 2022  End of something... (too long of a story). Back in the studio.

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06 DECEMBER 2022  Nuance, 2018-Ongoing

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27 NOVEMBER 2022  In collaboration.

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16 NOVEMBER 2022  Nuance, 2018-Ongrowing. In collaboration with Artist Les St. Leon.

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16 NOVEMBER 2022  #naturallight #atelier #Marseille

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11 SEPTEMBER 2022  Flashback to my Marseille studio, summer of 2022.

 

11 SEPTEMBER 2022  Ditto.

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30 JULY 2022 Maria Helena Vieira da Silva (1908-1992) 
 

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Fountain pen ink on graph paper

 

Courtesy Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris-Lisbonne

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03 JULY 2022 Experimenting

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03 JULY 2022 Sunday in the studio

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30 JULY 2022  Inspiration – Maria Helena Vieira da Silva (1908-1992) at Musée Cantini, Marseille.

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03 JULY 2022 Experimenting

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03 JULY 2022 Ongoing

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15 JUNE 2022 Inspiration. Centre de la Vieille Charité - Exposition Objets migrateurs, trésors sous influence / Migratory objects, treasures under influence (...which made me wonder about the bizarre artifacts that we've already sent into space.)

 

15 JUNE 2022 Inspiration – Walker Evans (African Masks series) Tirage de reproduction / Reproduction print ©Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac.

 

10 JUNE 2022 Inspiration. ON AIR: PAM Sound System + Imed Alibi x Khalil ––

@ La Friche, Marseille.

29 APRIL 2022 A minute before I hop on a plane to Europe for my own interpretation of Tour de France... (no bikes, or steroids involved.)

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#01, Study of Nuance, Oil and ink on a photograph,

Archival pigment print on FineArt cotton paper, 17.8 x 17.8 cm

 

May you make the most of this semi-post-Covid, pre-summer, not-quite-optimistic, reasonably pessimistic time. And, if you have anything left in you, check out Study of Nuance my collaborative work with Artist Les St. Leon.

✈︎

 

(Post-Europe newsletter will have a glimpse and a link to exciting new architectural work... Am thrilled to have the opportunity to photograph some monumental n' inspiring architecture in the EU.)

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28 MARCH 2022 #copacabana #atelier #nyc #fleeting

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21 MAY 2022 Inspiration. A Jazz concert at La Friche, Marseille, tribute to Charles Mingus

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24 APRIL 2022 In preparation. 

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23 MARCH 2022 struc·ture | ˈstrək(t)SHər (Series), 2020-2022, archival pigment print on FineArt cotton paper, 16.5x16.5 inches (42x42 cm), edition of 10

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09 MARCH 2022 Liebling Haus - White City Centre.

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07 MARCH 2022 The prints.

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07 MARCH 2022 Another day at the printing studio.

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28 FEBRUARY 2022 The other day at the printing studio

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28 FEBRUARY 2022 

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28 FEBRUARY 2022 

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16 FEBRUARY, 2022 Workation – Printing struc·ture | ˈstrək(t)SHər Rea Print House, TLV.

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07 MARCH 2022 The prints.

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07 MARCH 2022 The prints.

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07 March 2022 blueprint.

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28 FEBRUARY 2022 Proofs.

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28 FEBRUARY 2022 

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23 FEBRUARY 2022 My workspace while in TLV – – The Holy Trinity: Light, light, light.

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16 FEBRUARY 2022 Continued.

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09 JANUARY 2022 Next, curating.

 

24 JANUARY 2022 The downside of steam heating...

31 DECEMBER 2021 Happy New Year, and

welcome back, world, to another year of an all too familiar state of madness!

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May we treat one another – and the world – with kindness.

 

(Here's my new year's resolution, forget about losing the pandemic weight, let's just lose the pandemic.)

 

Health & Happiness

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16 DECEMBER 2021 61°F - NYC - Mid December.

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14-15 NOVEMBER 2021 ICFF 2021.

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14-15 NOVEMBER 2021 

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16 DECEMBER 2021 

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16 DECEMBER 2021 

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14-15 NOVEMBER 2021 After almost a 2 year hiatus, back at ICFF.   — And.. I FEEL GOOD (DA-NA-NA-NA-NAA)! 🎶

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10 NOVEMBER 2021 In the midst.

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06 NOVEMBER 2021 Jasper Johns  at The Whitney — Enchanting, inspiring, and quite frankly, unexpected...

 

14-15 NOVEMBER 2021 

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10 NOVEMBER 2021 (Very little to add...)

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10 NOVEMBER 2021 Work in progress

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06 NOVEMBER 2021 More of Jasper Johns...

 

30 OCTOBER 2021 Coming soon outside theaters near you

Stay warm.

The business of cryopreservation, freezing n' storing bodies at deep freeze until well into the future, with the speculative hope that resurrection may be possible, keeps the scientific community busy (and according to The New York Times, got a lot more complicated during the pandemic). 

 

One wonders, why to go through all the trouble, winter is just around the corner.

 

Be well.

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25 OCTOBER 2021 Monday. hashtag work-in-progress.

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10 OCTOBER 2021 Photo shooting for Laura - DELICIOUS MEMORIES (2021, collaborator: Kristine Diekman) at Essex Market... to be continued.

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02 OCTOBER 2021 Well, hello MoMA! And, welcome back (artist) membership…

 

30-31 SEPTEMBER 2021 1/4 - Women at work. Photo shooting for Laura Nova her exhibition (In collaboration with Karina_Skvirsky) at The Clemente

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30-31 SEPTEMBER 2021 3/4 - Women at work. Photo shooting for Laura Nova her exhibition (In collaboration with Karina_Skvirsky) at The Clemente

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26 SEPTEMBER 2021 My favorite work by far at the Affordable Art Fair.
 

Mauricio Morillas, “PATH”, mixed media with acrylic, sculpted board, metal wire and resin on wood panel, 34 x 12 inches

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22 SEPTEMBER 2021 First day of autumn. I’m gonna squeeze any possible minute from my outdoor studio space before first day of winter…

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11 SEPTEMBER 2021 Art on Paper, NYC art week(end) is back after a long (COVID) intermission.

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06 SEPTEMBER 2021 A Pattern Has to Be Made First #03, Nuance, Oil and ink on 120 mm color photograph, Archival pigment print on FineArt cotton paper, 17.25 x 17.25 inches (43.8 x 43.8 cm), In collaboration with Artist Les St. Leon.

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01 SEPTEMBER 2021 Nuance, work in progress. 

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28 AUGUST 2021 Nuance.

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28 OCTOBER 2021 Experimenting.

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25 OCTOBER 2021 (Still) Monday. 

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02 OCTOBER 2021 Saturday morning with Artist’s Choice: Yto Barrada—A Raft.

- Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt)
Venezuelan, born Germany. 1912-1994
Stainless steel and copper 

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30-31 SEPTEMBER 2021 2/4 - Women at work. Photo shooting for Laura Nova her exhibition (In collaboration with Karina_Skvirsky) at The Clemente

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30-31 SEPTEMBER 2021 4/4 - Women at work. Photo shooting for Laura Nova her exhibition (In collaboration with Karina_Skvirsky) at The Clemente

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26 SEPTEMBER 2021 Re the Affordable Art Fair. A bit troubled by its name… reducing the significance of the artwork to its cost (similar to ‘small work’ exhibitions). With that said, there was a lot of visual noise to cut through in order to come across a few treasures. I guess, this is par for the course.

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22 SEPTEMBER 2021 Continued.

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11 SEPTEMBER 2021 my favorite work in the fair, by far…  

Artists; Susanna Carlisle + Bruce Hamilton, Spinnaker, 2020, Archival paper, birch and string in maple frame with Optium, museum acrylic 

17 x 19.5 x 3 inches (43.2 x49.5 x 7.6 cm)

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06 SEPTEMBER 2021 L'Shanah Tovah (For a Good Year)

 

PS - There's also a study about the neural mechanisms of illusory truth... for another time.

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28 AUGUST 2021 Nuance, work in progress. 

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21 AUGUST 2021 There are a lot of firsts nowadays... Saturday night at Film Forum for the screening of THE MACALUSO SISTERS (Written n' Dir by Emma Dante, 2020, Italy). Poetry...

 

13 AUGUST 2021 First visit to the movies since COVID hit town… for the screening of the German documentary The Meaning of Hitler at the JCC rooftop. Followed by an in-person Q+A with filmmakers, Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker.

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08 AUGUST 2021 Two of her works that I really like. Though, I have an ambivalent relationship with retrospectives… 

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16 JULY 2021 TGIF. 

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09 JULY 2021 Friday

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04 JULY 2021 A heartfelt goodbye...  🖤💚💛💜🤍💙🧡🤎❤️ Will miss his hearts. #Inspiration #nycdigs #colorfulstreets

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01 JULY 2021 Huguette Caland: Tête-à-Tête at The drawing Center, downtown Manhattan, through Sept 19. 

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28 JUNE 2021 My little corner of the world.... spot-on captured by Les.

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24 JUNE 2021 Work in progress - 02 

#structure #naturallight #nyc #studiotime

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23 JUNE 2021 Solo time in the studio. Working on struc·ture | ˈstrək(t)SHər

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08 AUGUST 2021 Julie Mehretu's retrospective exhibition at The Whitney.

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17 JULY 2021 (Every once awhile you need it...) Repost -- ...Em 2013 a SE7E foi selecionada pelo prêmio ICFF Studio Award, uma plataforma dedicada à jovens designers em Nova Iorque, EUA. 

Designer: RAHYJA AFRANGE | ARQUITETURA + DESIGN

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16 JULY 2021   Priceless real estate - studio extension.

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09 JULY 2021 #studio.

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04 JULY 2021 Hearts.

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01 JULY 2021 Caland: “I chose to work in a very tedious way and the more time I spend on a piece the better it is. It keeps the mind free and the hands busy. At my age you don’t want anything more than that.”

(Sometimes so true...)

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24 JUNE 2021 Work in progress - 01 

#structure #naturallight #nyc #studiotime

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24 JUNE 2021 Work in progress - 03 

#structure #naturallight #nyc #studiotime

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16 JUNE 2021 In the studio.... am trying to figure it out.

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25 MAY 2021 Work in progress...

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25 MAY 2021 Work in progress. Mixed media. 

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26 APRIL 2021 Happy (I mean HAPPY!) Spring-summer-fall-anytihng-but-winter-!!! (Hello sanity, sayonara winter!)

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03 APRIL 2021 My new studio. The 1/2 A Room of One's Own version...

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13 FEBRUARY 2021 Grey. Nuance, work in progress.

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13 JANUARY 2021 Found objects.

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02 JANUARY 2021 struc·ture | ˈstrək(t)SHər | - Ongoing

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01 JANUARY 2021 Adieu 2020, hello 2021!

(New Year's Eve with my imaginary friends...)

Needless to say, it's been a strange year... Here's to a new one, with the hope of getting over this pretty substantial hiccup...

Wishing us all better days ahead, the kind of days we can complain about les petites misères de la vie humaine... you know, like the climate crisis, clean energy, and the new Tarantino.

 

 Healthy New Year 

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22 DECEMBER 2020 struc·ture | ˈstrək(t)SHər |

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18 NOVEMBER 2020 Nuance

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12 OCTOBER 2020 Spending the winter, secluded, working in the studio — our own interpretation of vitamin C.

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29 APRIL 2021 Goya exhibition at the Met. After a year of madness, who’s better to see in celebration of human lunacy...

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13 APRIL 2021 Honey, I'm home...

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19 FEBRUARY 2021 In the studio...

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05 FEBRUARY 2021 Working on struc·ture | ˈstrək(t)SHər |, inspired by the sounds of Ornette Coleman, playing in Morocco alongside the Master Musicians of Jajouka. 

"This means the rhythm, harmonies and tempos are all equal in relationship and independent melodies at the same time."

Ornette Coleman, March 15, 1977

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10 JANUARY 2021 Into the Clouds: New Media Art 2021 was released. Waiting for my hard copy to arrive!! Featured, among some really great artists, our work 'My Playground of Others' Memories'.

Produced by CICA Press, Gimpo, Korea

ISBN 979-11-88671-15-1 03600 (paperback)

ISBN 979-11-88671-16-8 05600 (ebook)

Paperbook, E-Book

248 Pages

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF / ART DIRECTOR 

Leejin Kim

© 2020 CICA Press, Gimpo, Korea

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01 JANUARY 2021 Les. Nuance (work in progress) - Warping.

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27 DECEMBER 2020 Drying em up (back in the darkroom).

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03 DECEMBER 2020 struc·ture | ˈstrək(t)SHər |

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17 NOVEMBER 2020 struc·ture | ˈstrək(t)SHər |

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18 SEPTEMBER 2020 ROSH HASHANA 

 

And may all your days be circus days! ...to quote the ring leader from my days traveling with the circus in Australia. I think I finally understand what he’s talking about.

L'Chaim, for a more make sense year!


13 AUGUST 2020 an anticipated surprise, if that can be a thing... catalogue (x2) from exhibition (x2) in Italy (Rome) arrived ✈️🇮🇹📦

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19 SEPTEMBER 2020 Thought provoking. 

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10 SEPTEMBER 2020 The International Symposium for Visual Culture goes online!! September 19th, 2020 via Zoom and Facebook Live. 

Featuring: Sigal Ben-David & Les St. Leon, William A. Brown, Min young Kang, Eliseo Ortiz, Agatha Park, Jennifer Sova & Jeanne Donegan.

 

 Organized by CICA MUSEUM

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03 AUGUST 2020 Summer of 2020, New York City

Embracing the outdoors! (Big Italy, little Italy... it's all the same.)

Enjoy the rest of the summer... In fact, if we ignore the critter, the face masks, the social distancing, the closed museums n' theaters, the ban on traveling, and the freakish frequent use of hand sanitizer... it's actually a pretty lovely summer!

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13 AUGUST 2020 CATALOGUE | The Essential Exhibition | LoosenArt + MILLEPIANI Art Space | Rome, Italy

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26 MAY 2020 Just received photos from the exhibition at CICA MUSEUM (Seoul, South Korea).

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27 JULY 2020 I had the opportunity to photoshoot The Oculus downtown Manhattan, back in March just before the lockdown began. If anything, post editing while in lockdown helped keeping me semi-sane throughout these crazy times

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18 JUNE 2020 I can't breathe...

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26 MAY 2020 Another take - photos from the exhibition.

 

19 APRIL 2020 Studies.

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09 APRIL 2020 PS - Don't forget the daily exercise... 

 

This was my greeting to you back in January: Salut for 2020, May this year be a darn good looking year!

  

Now, fast forward, April 2020...  Forget about looking good.  

 

L'Chaim! (Literally translated to To Life)

🖤

 

Hmm... apparently, working out sharpens your memory. Well, forget about the daily exercise

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10 MARCH 2020 Bummer... ISVC postponed until September 2020 due to COVID-19. Let's hunker down, and hope for the best.

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17 FEBRUARY 2020 Here’s the info for the INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM FOR VISUAL CULTURE... hot out of the oven! 

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17 DECEMBER 2019 Caustic Frolic journal, Experimental Humanities & Social Engagement @ New York University, Volume IV, Fall 2019 issue - I Am an Alien, 2017, Archival pigment print on FineArt cotton paper, 72x24in.

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09 DECEMBER 2019 Proofs.

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19 NOVEMBER 2019 Voilà!

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19 APRIL 2020 Sunday afternoon in our petit studio.

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13 MARCH 2020 Now that they're closing down the city, picnic-with-friends on the Hudson provided a perfect dose of sanity! If we’re doomed anyway, might as well go out in style… with great conversations, a glass of rosé, a wholesome bread n’ craft hummus. It feels a bit eerie… though, New York City in the spring without the tourists is kinda... hmm... well... nice. 🥖🍓🥂

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31 DECEMBER 2019 From our HQ's... 
Salut for 2020, may this year be a darn good looking year!

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12 DECEMBER 2019 Printing 'Nuance' at Rea's print house, TLV.

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19 NOVEMBER 2019 Photoshooting

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19 NOVEMBER 2019 Photoshooting.

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15 NOVEMBER 2019 C-O-L-O-R-S-!

 

15 NOVEMBER 2019 Nuance, ongoing.

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15 AUGUST 2019 Drying wool on the fire escape… L-I-G-H-T☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️

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15 AUGUST 2019 

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04 JUNE - 19 JUNE 2019 Morocco | məˈrɒkoʊ | المغرب‎

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30 MAY 2019 Love working on the roof in the early morning hours, the air is so crisp...

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06 MAY 2019 An extension of the studio...

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27 SEPTEMBER 2019

 

L'shanah tovah!  [leʃaˈna toˈva]  !לְשָׁנָה טוֹבָה 

According to Scientific American journal, sarcasm spurs creative thinking, and stimulates new ideas. Well... in that case - L'chaim, for a bright and glorious future!

 

"The future influences the present just as much as the past." – Friedrich Nietzsche

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15 AUGUST 2019 

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15 JULY 2019 Experimenting with dyeing wool - Stains.

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03 JUNE 2019 Two minutes to summer... 

 

Also, all sorts of new stuff on my site (since we last spoke.)

So, grab a lemonade, park it in the shade, and check it out!

 

Have a wonderful summer! And the living is easy...

(Miyazaki Chair Factory)

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16 MARCH 2019 Repetition.

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05 MARCH 2019 You can now follow me via Insta @sigal_bd     

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27 JANUARY 2019 Photoshooting.

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25 JANUARY 2019 In the studio, working on 'Nuance'

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27 OCTOBER 2018 Nuance [work in progress]

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25 APRIL 2019 Praise the roof! #NYC #studio #mulberrystreet

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15 MARCH 2019 Pattern. 

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27 JANUARY 2019 Photoshooting.

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27 JANUARY 2019 Photoshooting.

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27 DECEMBER 2018 COMING SOON! 

"Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! 

I don't have to show you any stinking badges!"

 

(The Treasure of The Sierra Madre / Dir: John Huston) 

 

Have a wicked new year! 

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20 OCTOBER 2018 OPENING RECEPTION - Seen and Unseen exhibition at Collective Gallery, Woodstock, NY.

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20 OCTOBER 2018 OPENING RECEPTION - Seen and Unseen exhibition!


20 OCTOBER 2018 OPENING RECEPTION - Seen and Unseen exhibition!

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18 OCTOBER 2018 Jicky (owner n' curator) on installation day.

 

18 OCTOBER 2018 Installation day of Seen and Unseen at Collective Gallery. 

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18 OCTOBER 2018 Les on installation day... (looking a little bit raggedy). 

 

18 OCTOBER 2018 Collective Gallery, Woodstock, NY - Seen and Unseen exhibition. 

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07 OCTOBER 2018 OPENING RECEPTION - Through Compassionate Eyes exhibition at The Charter Oak Cultural Center Gallery, Hartford, CT.

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05 OCTOBER 2018 Opening today, 6pm. MEMORIES: FROM THE EXPERIENCE TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PAST, a group exhibition at Millepiani Art Space in Rome, Italy. 

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04 SEPTEMBER 2018 Inspiring - An exhibition of.Junya Ishigami, Freeing Architecture, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporai, through 09 Sept.

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04 JULY 2018 Happy summer! 

 

3-ingredient Piña Colada recipe

 

Ingredients:

- 3 cups frozen pineapple chunks

- 1/3 cup white rum

- 2/3 cup coconut milk

 

Directions:

Combine all ingredients together in a blender, and puree until smooth.  

Serve immediately, topped with cherries n' paper umbrella.

 

* * *

 

While sipping (before you get too cockeyed), have a look at my recent work(s) on the design page.

 

01 OCTOBER 2018 EXHIBITIONS! 

 

Greetings n' Happy Autumn! I'm in the following exhibitions, which you may want to jot down in your diary (though perhaps not the one in which you confess masses of mushiness) –

THROUGH COMPASSIONATE EYES  –  A group exhibition presented by the Jewish Art Salon at The Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford, CT. 

Opening reception: Sunday, October 7th, 2018, 1:30-4:30 PM. Panel discussion on the intersection of animal rights and Jewish texts 3-4 PM. 

On display through November 2nd, 2018.

 

Transatlantically – Rome, Italy – My work ‘Gathering' (a collaboration with Artist Les St Leon) will be on show in a group exhibition entitled MEMORIES: FROM THE EXPERIENCE TO THE CONSTRUCTION of THE PAST, curated by LOOSENART magazine, hosted by MILLEPIANI.

Opening reception: Friday, October 5th, 2018, 6 PM. 

 

On display through November 1st, 2018.

Back in New York - Delighted to participate in a group exhibition entitled SEEN AND UNSEEN at Collective gallery in Woodstock, NY. This will be the first weighty appearance of the project “My Playground Of Others’ Memories” (a collaboration with Artist Les St Leon).

Opening reception: Saturday, October 20th, 2018, 5-8 PM.

On display through November 26th, 2018.

 

And, as you pile up on the frequent flyer miles, another exhibition coming up across the pond... (Something to do with my work “I Am an Alien”, a group exhibition, and the month of November.) 

 

More details to follow soon! Happy trails!

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01 SEPTEMBER 2018 ROSH HASHANA תשע״ט

תשע״ח - Yesterday's news! Here's to tomorrow today.

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30 MARCH 2018 EXCITING THINGS! (relatively speaking) 

 

The project My Plaground of Others' Memories has been printed.

And now cooking up some exhibitions - Will keep you posted!

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08 FEBRUARY - 13 MARCH 2018 Proofs

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08 FEBRUARY - 13 MARCH 2018 Proofing process pre-printing em large, 

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08 FEBRUARY - 13 MARCH 2018 Sigal.

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08 FEBRUARY - 13 MARCH 2018 TLV. Soul searching journey. Les n' Pini. 

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08 FEBRUARY - 13 MARCH 2018 TLV. Soul searching journey. Vertigo at Suzanne Dellal.

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08 FEBRUARY - 13 MARCH 2018 TLV. Soul searching journey. Imperial Cocktail Bar, having a drink with Karni.

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13 MAY 2018 Digital sketches for NUANCE.

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08 FEBRUARY - 13 MARCH 2018 Printing em large, the series My Playground of Others' Memories @ Rea Print House in TLV.

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08 FEBRUARY - 13 MARCH 2018 Printing em large, the series My Playground of Others' Memories @ Rea Print House in TLV.

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08 FEBRUARY - 13 MARCH 2018 Les.

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08 FEBRUARY - 13 MARCH 2018 TLV. Soul searching journey. At Oasis (Rima's violet martini).

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08 FEBRUARY - 13 MARCH 2018 TLV. Soul searching journey. Elad's studio.

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08 FEBRUARY - 13 MARCH 2018 TLV. Soul searching journey. Gonn and I.

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08 FEBRUARY - 13 MARCH 2018 TLV. Soul searching journey. Ayal n' Elad, "driving" the street boat - designed by Elad+Felix.

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08 FEBRUARY - 13 MARCH 2018 TLV. Soul searching journey. Elad and I, cruising through TLV on the street boat - designed by Elad+Felix.

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08 FEBRUARY - 13 MARCH 2018 TLV. Soul searching journey. Protest.

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08 FEBRUARY - 13 MARCH 2018 TLV. Soul searching journey. Rima.

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26 JANUARY 2018 NEW WEBSITE! 

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At long last, my newly-designed website is up and in full sail!

I hope you take a moment to check it out.

(It will be swell if all those non-billable hours spent learning, studying, tweaking, adjusting, coding and online-mingling with anti-social webbie's were worth it.)

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01 DECEMBER 2017 Opening reception - Exhibition at Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

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18 OCTOBER 2017 Although, I am long past my hanger-fetish, I couldn't resist and grab them. I gave it a week before I finally ditched them. Needless to say, some things are better left in the past.

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AUGUST 2017 Another attempt to figure out what to do with the bears! In this plunge, we dipped the bears' furry "skin" in plaster-of-paris. Voilà!

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22 DECEMBER 2017 NEW YEAR

 

According to science, alcohol blocks the brain's ability to form new memories. Well… needless to say, alcoholism is the best thing that happened to 2017.

 

Let’s raise our glasses high and toast for 2018!!!

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01 DECEMBER 2017 Opening reception - Exhibition at Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

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15 SEPTEMBER 2017 ROSH HASHANA תשעײח

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APRIL 2017 White Wedding... ongoing. 

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JULY 2017 It makes me think of David Lynch's Elephant Man

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FEBRUARY 2017

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MARCH 2017 My voodoo immigration doll. Faceless and featureless creatue. Shredded (immigration) documents, shower curtain, thread.

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OCTOBER 2016 Apparently, it's quite a messy job to un-stuff stuffed bears.

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OCTOBER 2016 ROSH HASHANA תשעײז

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FEBRUARY 2017

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SEPTEMBER 2016 Digital sketches of the FIELD image. Experimenting with all sorts of semi-conventional modi operandi.

 

OCTOBER 2016 Un-stuffing the bears. 

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APRIL 2016 A forced cookery of imaginary beauties, a series of mighty marvellous facts, which, spreading an air of fiction through the whole, all in course weaken that interest and regard never paid but to truth, or the appearances of truth; and are only fit to give a false and adulterated taste of passion, in which a simple sentiment is superior to all their forced productions of artificial flowers. (J. Cleland, Coxcomb, op. cit., p. 47-48.)

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SEPTEMBER 2015 ROSH HASHANA תשעײו

 

"I know what you're thinkin'. 'Did he fire six shots or only five?' Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya punk?"   

 

Dirty Harry (1971)

 

SEPTEMBER 2016 

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MARCH 2016 Reconstruction.

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JANUARY 2016 (HAPPY NEW YEAR) 

Displacement, 35mm b&w. Work in progress.

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FEBRUARY 2015 The number 42 is the "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything" (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams) - Unfortunately, no one knows what the question is.

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MARCH 2015

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OCTOBER 2014  My Playground of Others' Memories, work in progress.

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JANUARY 2015 New Year's Eve. Shirtless.

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OCTOBER  2014

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APRIL 2014 Don't-hold-your-breath-for-Spring Sale!

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MARCH 2013 It's a lot of work being 40!

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SEPTEMBER 2013

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OCTOBER 2012 ROSH HASHANA תשעײב  

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JANUARY 2013 NEW YEAR

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MAY 2011 My work in Haaretz Magazine | Galeria.

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APRIL 2011 Opening reception - Exhibition at Artness Gallery.


APRIL 2011 Opening reception - Exhibition at Artness Gallery.

 

APRIL 2011 Goodbye Tel-Aviv! Hello NYC!

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APRIL 2011 Leaving Tel-Aviv

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NOVEMBER 2010 Opening reception - Exhibition at The French Cultural Center. Curator: Yossi Nahmias.

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NOVEMBER 2010 Opening reception - Exhibition at The French Cultural Center. Curator: Yossi Nahmias.

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APRIL 2010

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APRIL 2011 Opening reception - Exhibition at Artness Gallery.

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NOVEMBER 2010 Installation day - Exhibition at the Tel-Hai Open Museum of Photography.

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NOVEMBER 2010 Opening reception - Exhibition at The French Cultural Center. Curator: Yossi Nahmias.