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TSIBI GEVA: MOUND OF THINGS

TSIBI GEVA: MOUND OF THINGS

The exhibition presents paintings from different series created from the late 1980s to the present—including those titled keffiyeh, terrazzo, windows, thorns, flowers, and birds. Special emphasis is placed on the mountain paintings of recent years; also featured is a new site-specific installation. Tsibi Geva’s paintings are multilayered; even when their surfaces seem to be inhabited by specific images, they contain numerous additionallayers shaped by processes of revelation and concealment, figuration and abstraction. It is interesting to examine the way in which the question of painting coexists in Geva’s work along with cultural and political issues, and mainly how the one camouflages and conceals the other. By means of distortion and displacement, repetition and accumulation, Geva assimilates ostensibly given fields of action and meaning, generating liminal hybridizations which strive to open up new discursive channels. While his approach to the process of painting is essentially conceptual, the works themselves carry a surprisingly expressive charge, and the work process as a whole is based on the creation of a dialectic tension between opposites and a blending of different fields of discourse and action; a mixture forever striving to remain hybrid, ambiguous, multi-cultural, non-uniform. Tsibi Geva (b. 1951, Kibbutz Ein Shemer) has exhibited extensively in Israel and abroad. He currently serves as head of the Art Department, the Midrasha School of Art, Beit Berl Academic College.

OPENING DATE:

Friday 14 November 2008

Sunday 15 February 2009

LOCATION:

Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Pavilion

CURATOR:

Hadas Maor

CREDITS:

The exhibition and catalogue sponsored by Bank Hapoalim Platinum Banking with the support of The Brandes Family Art Collection, Tel Aviv, and the assistance of an anonymous donation.

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  • Tsibi Geva, Bird, 2000 mixed media on glass, 61.5x34 cm, collection of the artist
  • Tsibi Geva, Black Egret, 2006 acrylic on Formica mounted on wood panel, 84x53x2 cm, collection of the artist
  • Tsibi Geva, Untitled, 2007 acrylic, oil and industrial paint on canvas, 130x70 cm, private collection
  • Tsibi Geva, Untitled, 1995 acrylic, oil and industrial paint on canvas, 115x85 cm, collection of the artist
  • Tsibi Geva, Untitled, 2006 mixed media on canvas, 100x73 cm, private collection
  • Tsibi Geva, Keffiyah, 1998 acrylic, oil and industrial paint on canvas, 178x127 cm, collection of the artist
  • Tsibi Geva, Mount Analogue, 2005 acrylic, oil and industrial paint on canvas, diptych, 200x600 cm, collection of the artist
  • Tsibi Geva, Untitled, 2004 acrylic on canvas, 194x194 cm, collection of Bachrach family, New York