Zigi Ben-Haim, Aya Ben Ron, Gal Weinstein, Gideon Gechtman, Christoph Keller
The exhibition Summer’s Colors is divided in to two exhibition spaces. The first exhibition space shows the works of Aya Ben Ron, Gal Weinstein, Gideon Gechtman and Christoph Keller. The second exhibition space displays a collection from Zigi Ben- Haim’s recent works.
Zigi Ben-Haim (1945, lives and works in New Yok), creates a new world that exits somewhere between abstraction and representation. his iconography, which appears consistently through his work, references our current state of environmental affairs: global warming, the squandering of non-renewable natural resources etc. Ben- Haim’s bold imagery and assertive colors suggest that we must be vigilant in remembering our relationship between the world of nature and man-made world. Ben-Haim created a new visual language, a disparate grouping of elements that represent the building blocks of life: leaves, bricks, ants, writings, fire, water, etc.
Zigi Ben-Haim is an internationally acclaimed artist. His works can be found in the collection of museums such as the Guggenheim, the Jewish Museum, New York, the Israel Museum, the Tel Aviv Museums and in numerous public and private collections.
Gideon Gechtman (1942, lives and works in Israel), was awarded in 2006 for life-long achievements on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. In this exhibition Gechtman exhibits the work, Obituary Notice, from 2006, based on previous works. In 1975 Gechtman published in the newspapers an obituary notice on his name, a piece which was acknowledged as one of the highlights in conceptual Israeli art of the seventy’s. Since than Gechtman’s works characterize with subjects such as, death, Immortalization and memory. Through out the years Gechtman’s personal discussions on Immortalization became a general and immortal symbol.
These days the Art Gallery in Rishon L’ezion is holding Gechtman’s exhibition, Dead-Line.
Gal Weinstein (1970, lives and works in Tel Aviv), represented Israel at the São Paulo Biennial in 2002, in “The New Hebrews” exhibition at the Martin Gropius Bau, and in many other international shows. Today, Weinstein is working on a large art project which will be shown in October 2007 in a new museum in Spain.
In this exhibition, Weinstein is exhibiting four new works of large fingerprints, made of PVC.
Aya Ben Ron (1967, lives and works in Tel Aviv), is a multi-disciplinary artist. Her works combine video, print, sculpture and painting. Ben Ron has exhibited extensively in Israel and abroad, at the São Paulo International Biennial, Brazil, 2006, Arco 07, Madrid, and currently at the Exhibition Schmerz, at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Berlin.
In this exhibition Ben Ron exhibits a series of color prints from her latest work Margalith which includes a video work and etchings. The color prints series deals with the image of a women-flower. The viewer is witnessing the process of shriveling that the women-flower is going through. The image of the crippled, broken women-flower expresses the feeling of separation and lack of roots which Ben Ron, among other issues, deals in her work Margalith.
Christoph Keller (1967, works and lives in Berlin), is one of Germany’s most interesting and unique photographers and video artists. In the exhibition shown works from an ongoing series of photographs using slit-scan technique in self built cameras. Exploration of urban time profiles. The Rundum-Photographs is very long images representing a sequence of time rather than they are spatial. Only movement is being depicted. Instead of being “at a certain place at a certain time”, the observer of panoramic reproductions finds himself in motion. Time builds the horizontal axis. It is only when speed of the camera begins to match that of the object that the panoramic reproductions begin to liken the photographic.