Vered Lahav: After

22 Sep 2007 – 27 Oct 2007

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Vered Lahav's work explores ambiguities of imagery
and memory. Created in various media including
photography and sculpture, her installation refers
to both personal and collective experiences that
are often embedded in the most banal and familiar
In her previous works, photographic images of dead
birds, stained long gloves and an adolescent girl are
juxtaposed with the rustic sculptures of little houses
and the glass casts of bodily fragments, creating the
sense of displacement and ambivalence. One work
unfolds to the next without conscious connections,
and the space in which they are situated becomes the
backcloth for endless narratives.
For the exhibition at King's Lynn Arts Centre, the artist
presents a new body of work, After, a mixed media
installation that examines contrasting yet inter-related
elements of the modern city. She has discerned
three elements from urban environments ' women,
men and buildings. Positioning herself as the 'maker'
and the 'user' at the same time, Lahav investigates
the culture of 'seeing', and emphasises the contrast
between the social nature of personal experience and
the personal implication of social space.


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