Curator: Galit Semel
7 Aug — 2 October, 2021
Large hollow objects stand in the exhibition space, defined by contour only. Itai Ron Gilboa “draws” boxes of various sizes in the space, in which diverse objects appear. He employs an idiosyncratic formal language, which includes a construction of thin black iron rods. The containers hold only what is absolutely necessary—no more than one object, and only the object for which they were built. Each object is placed with utmost accuracy in a container befitting its dimensions, in which it sustains a world all its own, living, growing, and existing autarkically. Ron Gilboa fashions the relationship between a (variable) object and a geometric structure with a known shape, in which life is intensified and refined to its optimal form. His works offer an interesting view of the relationship between empty and full, creating simultaneous awareness of matter and its absence.