Orit Hofshi: Pharos
March 2 - April 13, 2012 Print Share 2012-03-02T00:00:00 2012-04-13T00:00:00
Orit Hofshi: Pharos

Locks Gallery

600 Washington Square South
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Tel: +1 215 629 1000:primary; +1 215 629 3868:fax

600 Washington Square South Philadelphia United States 19106

OPENING DATE & TIME

March 02, 2012

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Not available0.000.00

Description

 

The exhibition title "Pharos," taken from the 2012 piece, means both milestone and beacon. Hofshi’s work has long conveyed the notion of passage—both in the historical sense but also humanity’s individual renewal. Hofshi’s massive prints render agitated landscapes in black, ocres and shades of grey—the terrain alternately wild and marked by man’s imprint. Often depicting her native Israel, the plains and ruins are haunted by history, suggesting nostalgia, despair and meditation. The arid lands, symbolic and ordinary for every Israeli are reconfigured through Hofshi’s intense study of artists such as Albrecht Durer, Kathe Kollwitz and Anselm Kiefer.

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The exhibition title "Pharos," taken from the 2012 piece, means both milestone and beacon. Hofshi’s work has long conveyed the notion of passage—both in the historical sense but also humanity’s individual renewal. Hofshi’s massive prints render agitated landscapes in black, ocres and shades of grey—the terrain alternately wild and marked by man’s imprint. Often depicting her native Israel, the plains and ruins are haunted by history, suggesting nostalgia, despair and meditation. The arid lands, symbolic and ordinary for every...More