UTURN - Back to painting / Zaritsky Artists House
טלפון - 03-5246685
09/07/2020 to - 01/08/2020
David Garstein's solo exhibition
Curators: Vera Palpol and Arie Berkowitz
The Zaritsky Tel Aviv Artists' House
Opening: Thursday, July 9, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Closing: August 1st
Translated using Google translate.
Israeli and international artist David Gerstein will present a new solo exhibition, for the first time in many years in Tel Aviv. In the exhibition - UTURN , Gerstein, who is associated with a colorful sculpture of optimistic and full-color imagery, returned to the classical painting medium, thus returning to its origins some 40 years ago. He will present new large-scale paintings dealing with three urban themes: balconies of typical Tel Aviv houses, cars and city reflections, and riders on scooters .
Gerstein chooses everyday, so human moments that routinely slip out of sight. Characters and scenes often deal with aspects of loneliness and social remoteness. They are introverted, and sometimes even melancholy - an atmosphere that is often unrelated to Gerstein's artistic endeavors.
After concentrating on producing monumental public sculptures around the world in recent years, especially in the Far East and China, Gerstein returned this year to paint works from two of his most recognized and outstanding series he created in the past - the porch series and the car series . In touching on these issues, he presents new works that correspond with the present age, with his works on these topics from the 1970s and 1980s. The paintings of riders on the scooter , which have populated our streets in recent years, are a new theme in his work, which will also be exhibited in the exhibition.
Gerstein created the "Balconies" series for the first time in 1980. It is a series based on childhood memories - the balconies in Tel Aviv, the balconies of the "Hanging" Bauhaus, where older characters sit, the exile parents section and staring / staring at the street. In his new works, too, the Bauhaus balconies continue to fascinate Gerstein, often depicting characters who look closely at the world from the tension that exists between the loneliness of the interior and the occurrence of the outside. And sometimes pigeons are the heroes of the scene.
In the early 1990s, while he was in artist residency in Paris, Gerstein created car paintings, some of them populated, with cityscapes reflecting city and sky reflections and the interplay of all the elements in one glassy mix. In these paintings, known as the "Cars" series , the painting frame is actually the window frame, at the core of which is the reflection of glass that gives the entire painting the identity of its components - the identity of the characters in the car, the identity of the car itself and other events. In the new car paintings, which are on display, Gerstein continues to give a special glimpse into what is happening at the same time, presenting both an inner and outer world.
The scooters , which have come into our lives in recent years, chose Gerstein to explore and draw to show the visual experience that accompanies them, besides their role as a means of transport available to man. In doing so, the artist chooses to mark the scooter as an icon that represents a connection between man, wheels and the frantic urban experience.
The exhibition will feature 20 works, including large acrylic paintings on canvas, alongside gouache and watercolor works. The exhibition represents a window into the worlds that Gerstein has not expressed in the works for many years, and that may surprise those who know the colorful and full life style associated with it.
Gerstein, born in Jerusalem, 1944, is a graduate of Bezalel Academy, where he also taught for many years. Gerstein went on to study abroad, and over the years became a very successful artist overseas, an artist whose works are exhibited in major museums and galleries around the world - Europe, the US and the Far East. In addition, his monuments are located in cities around the world and in Israel. Gerstein also exhibited in many solo exhibitions in Israel.
Gerstein: "Having created a sculpture with an international language that I identify with, I am well saturated. I want to go back to other places in my personality that exist as well. An expression in sculpture. "
Days and opening hours:
Mon-Thurs 10am to 3pm, 5pm to 7pm
Friday 10am - 1pm
Saturday 11am - 2pm
location - Zaritsky Artists House
Time - 09/07/2020 to - 01/08/2020
Exhibition opening - 09/07/2020, שעה - 19:30
פתיחה בחמישי, 9 ביולי 2020, בשעה 19:30. כניסה חופשית.