About the exhibition
This site-specific sculptural installation by Etty Yaniv is made of highly textured clusters of painted repurposed materials taken from her art studio and her everyday life: mainly assorted paper and plastic. These disjointed material fragments coalesce into sculptures of varied scales that are all lightweight and ephemeral yet by grouping them in dense clusters of detailed textured layers, they appear massive or even monumental. From afar they seem like tactile segments of satellite images or abstracted seascapes, predominantly in whites, grays, and blues, but from close-up they reveal tiny narrative documenting vignettes from the artist’s daily experiences.
The clustered dimensional structures, and not less important the breathing space in between, create an overall rhythmic flow in the enclosed gallery space, activating walls, air, and floor into a visceral environment where the visitor is prompted to walk through and observe from different perspectives. The notions of a simultaneous perpetual movement, shifting vantage points, and intra-connectivity between all the fragments, are equally central in this installation as well as in Yaniv’s overall work.
Etty Yaniv exhibited in solo and group shows at galleries and museums nationally and internationally, including The Haifa Museum of Art, Israel, State Silk Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia, Newark Museum of Art, NJ, Monmouth Museum of Art, NJ, Torrance Art Museum, CA, AIR gallery, Brooklyn, Sheen Cultural Center, NYC, Long Island University, Brooklyn, Purdue University, IN, UCONN University, Stamford, CT, Helen Day, VT, Musée Héritage Museum, St. Albert, CA, Zero1 Biennial in San Francisco, and Leipziger Baumwollspinnerie, Leipzig, Germany.