The exhibition provides a broad look of the artist's oeuvre, containing photographs, sculptures, videos, works on paper, and installations. The diversity in media, in size, in the year of creation, in technique and in action points to the multidisciplinary inherent to the artist's work over the years. While most of Glazber's previous exhibitions featured coherent, thematic and sometimes site-specific display, the exhibition "Meridian" offers a multiplicity. As its title implies, the exhibition offers the viewer several directions, trajectories or axes as possible access paths to the artist's work.
The most prominent theme in Glazberg's work is nature, both as a constructed landscape and as a wild, uncontrollable reality. Glazberg works with her environment, whether it be human, agricultural, vegetative, or animal. She works with it, inside it, inseparable from it. She is attuned to nature's cyclical temporality (as is evident in her looped videos, for example), to its inevitable disasters, as well as to its miraculous moments.
Most of the materials she uses in the works are old, irrelevant, outdated – old furniture collected by her father, old maps, or animal taxidermied birds that were thrown out of collections and found their way to her studio. It isn't any discarded object that the artist chooses, then, but the ones that were part of a series, a collection, a narrative, which justified the object's culling and attempted preservation. Glazberg works with these objects the way she works with physical sites – she takes them apart, gives them new movement and meaning, and does not shy away from intervening in them, sometimes violently. Thus, the artist takes part in the human constant attempt of mapping, collecting, marking, containing, mythologizing and constructing nature and life, in a way that also celebrates the apparent futility of the same attempt.
Sharon Galzberg is a multidisciplinary artist, working in performance, video, painting and sculpture. Her work is often participatory, and she works in long term processes with various communities.
Born in 1976 in Israel, Glazberg lives and works in Israel. She is a graduate of San Fransisco Art Institute, Hamidrasha Art School, and Haifa University. She has had solo exhibitions at various venues, including The Museum of Art at Ein Harod, Kav16 Gallery in Tel Aviv, Luggage Space Gallery in San Francisco, The Haifa University Gallery, and Islip Museum, NY.
Her works have been shown in numerous group exhibitions in venues such as Bergen Kunsthall, The Jewish Museum in New York , The 2000 Cuban Biennial in Havana, The Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Ashdod Museum of Art, Galerie Rabouan Moussion in Paris, The Negev Museum of Art, Rockefeller Museum, Jerusalem, MoBY (Museums of Bat Yam), and CCA Tel Aviv.