Curator: Meira Perry-Lehmann
20 Oct — 15 December, 2018
In her exhibition, Mira Hermoni-Levin shows works that were made from 1990 to 2017. Hermoni-Levin paints in oil on canvas, revisiting the same themes over and over again, as if doomed to Sisyphean repetition, in an endless bid to perfect her subjects. Her oeuvre comprises two groups of works: one includes depictions of a girl in a white dress staring frontally at the viewer, possibly a self-portrait or a specter; the other – on view in the current exhibition – portrays still-life objects that are not still. The objects are associated with uprooting, travel, even the Holocaust. Sometimes the painting shows only fragmented objects, and the invisible parts are a secret, that according to the artist not even she is party to. The closed, frayed suitcases had known better days, as had the cupboards, closets, and tables, which also resemble suitcases full of secrets.