All Things Must Pass / City Gallery Kfar Saba
20/08/2020 to - 15/09/2020
"Now the darkness only stays at nighttime
In the morning it will fade away
Daylight is good at arriving at the right time
It's not always going to be this gray. "
("All Things Must Pass", George Harrison, 1970)
Two people meet. One is old, the other is young.
Since the death of his grandson Eviatar, Hezi Pent 's work has dealt with the essence of life and death. The current series was filmed entirely in the cemetery of Kibbutz Einat, a place where light and shadow play between them, the boundaries between imagination and reality blur, and the transition between life and death is not as sharp and clear as we are used to thinking. There, in the cemetery, armed with his camera, Hezi can shed the daily burden and drift into the mystery of the spirit realms, into the longing pain and love that allows for rest and relaxation.
"I moved between seasons," says Hezi, "among the stones, monuments, lush greenery and trees with light and shadow draw your own thoughts and feelings about life, death, separation and longing. Sometimes, I see a mound of dirt over the grave fresh or address erased and indicates to me that that "This life, which was once a world in its entirety, is nothing but transient . That is the logic of the irrational. In photography, I try to capture something of this irrationality."
While wandering in the cemetery where his grandson Eviatar is buried, Hezi creates a parallel reality made of materials of darkness and light, pain and longing. A reality devoid of physicality and emptied of human beings, in which inanimate objects undergo a metamorphosis and are filled with movement, animals and magic.
Apparently, Assaf Shani 's landscape paintings are pleasant to look at. Seemingly, a familiar and innocent local landscape: fields, grove, side roads, desert. An in-depth look at the paintings raises other questions about those innocent landscapes. Shani draws from a distant perspective, documenting. It depicts an empty landscape of humans, a lifeless wilderness. What are those quiet places? hiding place? A place of refuge from the daily hustle and bustle? There seems to be something too quiet in them. "My way of working makes the viewer think that he may have seen this or that section of landscape in the past, he may have walked in it before," Shani believes. "I return to those places, if only to discover the changes that take place in them. The place is permanent - but the sights are fleeting. This is an attempt to present the special feeling inherent in the Israeli landscape and its humanity, a feeling that even without the title and if not presented in Israel, many Israelis I recognize the landscape painted in my work 'A View from Here' ".
In this quiet place hides a storm. For that silence is not innocent. Hidden in his description is a nostalgic statement about non-innocence, a statement about a person's condition - with reference to the past, innocence and originality. Changes that go through the landscape, as do the changes that go through the person. A man dealing with a complex contemporary reality, full of survival struggles. A man who stands, at the end of the day, alone in front of the battle and seeks a place of peace.
Orna Fichman Galit HazalkornTranslated using Google translate.
location - City Gallery Kfar Saba
בית התרבות על שם רייזל, רחוב גאולה 12 כפר סבא, טל? 09-7649303, שעות פתיחה : ימים א-ה 20:00-09:00 Reisel Caltural Center, 12 Geula Street, Kfar Saba, Tel. 09-7649303, Opening Hours : Sun-Thu 9am - 8pm
Time - 20/08/2020 to - 15/09/2020
Exhibition opening - 20/08/2020, שעה - 19:30
פתיחה | Opening יום חמישי, 20 באוגוסט 2020, בשעה 19:30 | Thursday, August 2020, at 7:30pm
Link - https://www.kfar-saba.muni.il/?CategoryID=143&amp;ArticleID=11949