Along the Line 2017
With works by Eden Banett, Yaacov Dorchin, Guy Zagursky, Avital Cnaani, Hilla Toony Navok, Orly Sever, Shay Id Alony, Efrat Kedem, Barak Ravitz, Buky Schwarzt, and Yechiel Shemi.
Group show at Atelier Shemi, Kibbutz Kabri, curators: Smadar Shindler and Avishai Platek
Grouping together works in drawing by artists known for their sculptures, the show looks at Shami’s legacy as in the medium of drawing. Known himself predominantly for his work in sculpture, Shemi drew as well, exploring the transitions and correspondences between the mediums. Schindler and Platek wanted to see how different sculptors, representing a wide range of approaches in the medium and of different ages, address line and drawing. In the past, drawing was considered as a preparatory step leading to the work but separate from it. But as the boundaries in art continuously shift, such distinctions are increasingly blurred and the status of drawing is undergoing change, both in how it is conceptualized as in the new dimensions it acquires.
Along the Line looks at the ways in which 11 artists working in sculpture grasp and experience the medium of drawing. Such artists, who work and think matter, present drawings alongside works in sculpture, installation and video. A nurturing dialogue emerges in the show between the different work techniques, and whether as classical drawing in graphite on paper or through an installation tackling mediumal boundaries and how they manifest into each other, the works are marked by an internal reflection, echoing a search.
Occupying both spaces of the Atelier, the works on view are made in techniques and material that draw on the tradition of sculpture as well as works in an array of widely-available, common, everyday flat materials that evoke the two dimensional. In bringing them together, the possibility given to the artists of expanding their language and moving freely between the mediums creates an image of plurality, allows for a statement to emerge through a language of forms in the space where viewers themselves are given the opportunity to seek out their own line.
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