Curator: Irena Gordon
18 November, 2017 — 27 January, 2018
Hadassa Wollman’s exhibition addresses the intermediate state in the consciousness of a wakeful individual between nighttime and the vague threshold of dawn, the dream kingdom between sleep and wakefulness.
The exhibition comprises three bodies of work: collages being presented here for the first time; nocturnal paintings based on them; and a new suite of “white” paintings. Together they outline the time span – the crack, as the artist calls it – between darkness and light, covert and overt, irrational and rational, wild and controlled. Next to these Wollman presents a meditative drawing diary created over two years, before falling asleep.
Wollman is attentive to the oasis of nightly silence and the stillness of dawn—a refuge from the white noise of daytime, which enables dissociation of mind and spirit, allowing for creativity and inspiration. She introduces the spirituality and poetics underlying the brush movement and the encounter of stains and rhythms on the canvas as elements that furnish the world with meaning, and the state of elusive consciousness – as great clarity.
Gallery talks (in Hebrew):
Tue., 12.12.17 at 6 pm
Sat., 6.1.18 at 12 pm