Press release: 影と跡 Traces and Shadows



Yamakiwa Gallery is pleased to present Traces and Shadows by Maya Cohen Levy, an exhibition which consists of two parts, one taking place in the gallery and the other in HAGISO [HAGI ART] in Tokyo. The exhibition will feature various bodies of work, from site-specific installations, sculptures and peeled photographs, including new works completed during their residency in the gallery in Tokamachi, Japan. The artist re-creates the landscapes of Japan and Israel, connected through her inner vision which appears as a unsettled, ghostlike presence.

Yamakiwa Gallery & Art Hotel
Private view: 2017/5/20 2pm – 5pm
Exhibition: 2017/5/20 - 2017/6/25 Fri - Sun (closed on 5/2,3)
www.yamakiwagallery.com info@yamakiwagallery.com 025-594-7667

Private view: 2017/6/2  7pm – 9pm
Exhibition: 2017/6/2 - 2017/6/20 12nn – 9pm (closed on 5/5,15)
www.hagiso.jp 3-10-25 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Supported by Israeli Embassy in Japan

Maya Cohen Levy is a prominent Israeli artist that created her own unique path, and is consistently attracting interest within the Israeli Art Scene.
Her affinity with Japan began rather early, after graduating her Art studies in Israel, attracted by its philosophy and aesthetics, she came to study Sumi-e in Japan, and the leaf-like brush strokes which culminated into ‘peeled photographs’, a technique developed by Cohen Levy. She actually peels with a knife the thin emulsion surface of the photograph and reveals the white paper underneath. The leaf-like cuts play with the black and white, shades and light in the photograph and create a new rhythmic movement and a new order within a given landscape. It is a process of destruction and creation that take place simultaneously. It is a transverse process to painting. The white is being exposed so that the absence becomes present.

Artist’s biography
Maya Cohen Levy was born in Tel Aviv in 1955. Over the years she has taught at Kalisher School of Art, The Bezalel Acadamy for Art and Design in Jerusalem and at the Tel Aviv University.
She currently lives and works in Tel Aviv. In her present work, Cohen Levy, who is represented by Gordon Gallery, utilizes several mediums concurrently, comprising painting, photography and sculpture.
Her solo exhibitions include The Israel Museum (1994), The Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2000) and The Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art (2005), as well as a multitude of solo exhibitions in galleries in Tel Aviv, London, New York, Munich and Berlin.
Her works are featured in many noteworthy collections, including The Israel Museum, Tel Aviv Museum of Art and The Jewish Museum in New York, as well as various other public and private collections in Israel and worldwide.

 やまきわ美術館は今春、マヤ・コーヘン・レヴィの展覧会 影と跡 Traces and Shadows開催致します。本展は二つのパートからなっており、一つは当館にて、もう一つは東京のHAGISO [HAGI ART]で行われます。展示には、作家が当館において滞在制作した新作も含まれ、場の特異性を考慮して作られたインスタレーション立体作品、切削写真から構成されています。作品には作家の内なるイメージが、つかの間の魂のような存在として現れ、日本とイスラエルの風景を再構成し、結び合わせています。

Art Hotel やまきわ美術館
2017520日— 625日 金—日(2, 3日休業)
オープニングレセプション20175202pm – 5pm
www.yamakiwagallery.com 新潟県十日町市上鰕池350
info@yamakiwagallery.com 025-594-7667

201762日— 20日 12nn – 9pm5,15日休業)
オープニングレセプション20176月2日7pm – 9pm
www.hagiso.jp 東京都台東区谷中3-10-25





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