Curator: Ravit Harari
29 Feb — 8 August, 2020
Eyal Sasson’s exhibition “Armpit Garden” resembles a painterly installation, whose organs have been inflated to monumental dimensions and gone out of control. It consists of large-scale, raging, spilling, bleeding paintings that breach the boundaries of the quadrangular format, undermining the medium’s familiar boundaries. They come together to form a model of a disordered nature, an excessively flowering garden almost to the point of rotting, blended with fluid and fleshy bodily elements to create open-mouthed, carnivorous vegetal monsters. Sasson fashions surrealistic hybrids, crossing blown up elements, which he isolates from nature, with body parts and fluids. The result is physical and mental landscapes swarming with emissions or emanations of paint—tantamount to outbursts of foliage or inflorescence, or to some welling forth of a spring—eliciting thoughts about the body’s wear and disintegration.