Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Yizhak Elyashiv

For Immediate Release
Contact: Karen Mulcahy

Yizhak Elyashiv: Prints & Drawings from Ireland, 2000 – 2005
Beth Galston: Ice Forest
September 15 – October 15, 2005

Yizhak Elyashiv opens a show of large scale work on paper at Reeves Contemporary on Thursday evening, September 15th with an artists’ reception between 6-8 p.m.

Elyashiv, now working and teaching in Providence, Rhode Island, is an Israeli artist who has done collaborative projects with numerous well-known printmaking studios, in an effort to realize his ambitious, large-scale works. Some of the works measure six by ten feet, at times incorporating sixty plates, with an intricate webbing of map-like marks connecting the discrete plates. Over painted marks interject color and graphic impact on the etched monoprints. The new series of ‘maps’ incorporates Hebrew prayers – these become the rhythmic patterning that punctuate and elevate the prints to an elegant and compelling statement of quiet force.

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