Terrains

Ahron Gluska & Gene Lemay

March 2010

The artworks in this exhibition are landscapes, factual and realistic as the same time untouchable and imaginary.

In case of Gluska’s paintings, he lead the viewer across the terrains so masterfully and sparingly rendered that one feels both completely surrounded by it and looking at it from miles away. The viewers’ spatial ambiguity is coupled with a sense of vague territorial familiarity. The territory of the ancients, the earth in its youth, unbroken, uncompromised, and weighted with the shapes and secrets which reminds one of human survival.

Lemay photographs landscapes, inspired by landscapes of the Middle East from Petra to Sinai and with insertion of letters to the images thus creating letter landscapes. The works, resembling ancient tablets, are kept in light and shadow, evoking deep inner feelings, transcending the normalcy of context but keeping the truth vague.

Initially conceived as a series of letters to the bereaved families of dead soldiers, Lemay’s new work, “Letters” exposes the root of written language as a metaphor for the human need to communicate. 

 

The selected artworks of both artists brilliantly share spirituality with the viewer.

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