Wanderland, an exhibition of 41 photographs by Israeli artist Leora Laor. These digital video stills are surreal scenes of everyday people in Jerusalem's main public park and in Mea Shearim, the city's ultra-Orthodox religious neighborhood.
The Andrea Meislin Gallery is pleased to present Wanderland, an exhibition of 41 photographs by Israeli artist Leora Laor. These digital video stills are surreal scenes of everyday people in Jerusalemâ€™s main public park and in Mea Shearim, the cityâ€™s ultra-Orthodox religious neighborhood.
Wanderland is Laor's creation, conveying a dual meaning in name and image. Wander concerns human wandering and the wandering Jew, in contradistinction to the word land that signifies permanence. Counter to this stands the magic wand held by the artist.
Although the photographs are reminiscent of 19th century Realist and Impressionist styles, they are very much products of 21st century technology. After capturing the image from a great distance Laor enlarges the pixels to a point where the picture plane is close to being deconstructed; the predominant color of the image is then intensified, often evoking that color's corresponding mood.
Leora Laor last exhibited in New York in the early 1980s at Oggi Domani Gallery, Bess Cutler Gallery, and P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center. After a twenty-year hiatus, she was most recently featured in ParisPhoto 2004 where she was a finalist for the 1st Prix BMW. Laorâ€™s work is found in many private and public collections such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, IBM Corporation, Colgate Palmolive Corporation, Coca-Cola Corporation, and the McDonald Corporation
Opening Reception: Thursday December 2, 6-8pm
December 2, 2004 â€“ January 22, 2005
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