Thangkas, 2003, general view (1), Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
The exhibition includes 500 pieces of small paintings on paper and large paintings on canvas composed of nights (black and white) and days (colors) creating a composition of TIME, in terms of months, years and infinite.
The exhibition is a unique experience, very intense in color and spirituality.
Lynda Sandhaus documents Time systematically and continuously (occupation she started from the early 80") trying to create a visual proposition to the flow of life, painting every day, building a visual diary of the passing of time, as a ritual.
The diary doesn't document the extraordinary but the flow of consciousness and memory, with no particular importance to specific dates but to the continuity of time which can be decomposed and rebuild ad infinitum.
The concept of Time presented in this exhibition is not similar to the western concept, which divides time in measured parts.
The intense occupation with Time, in fact, dissolves it and brings it to the infinite and to the awareness that the part is in the whole and the whole is in the part, and that spirituality and eternity resides in the Now.
The purpose of the painting is double, in and outside, personal and universal.
The painting as a source of Spirituality can heal and inspires for a greater awareness, the painter as much as the viewer, denying the ego, in union with the cosmos.
THANGKAS is a Buddhist term for a painting on paper, created only by spiritual people and through which both the artist and the viewer can attain a higher level of spirituality.
The exhibition will be a space inspiring peace and meditation, in which one might get more spiritual and harmonious.
Lynda Sandhaus was born in Tunis, in 1949. She immigrated to Israel in 1967 and graduated from the Academy of Art ''Bezalel", in Jerusalem. From 1988 to 1992 she lived and worked in New York. Since 1992 till today she works and lives in Israel.
She had many one woman and group shows, in Israel (Chelouche Gallery, Artifact Gallery, Gordon Gallery, Gimel Gallery, Museum of Israeli Art Ramat Gan) as well as abroad (Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York, Patricia Heesy Gallery, New York, Bronfman Center for the Arts, Montreal, Canada.)
Her works are in many corporate collections, IBM New York, Washington and Maryland, U.S.A and Phoenix Insurance Company in Israel.