A year after the first exhibition, the Grenn Gallery presents a new exhibition titled “Between Sky and Earth”. The name is common and trivial, but expresses a truth about the exhibition: its location in the open fields of Arsuf Kedem, and the artists’ position in the world of Israeli art.
Among the dozens of creations spread in the field, one can find "The New Broom" by Daniel Manheim, sweeping the sky and expressing the wish for spiritual correction, "The Seeds" by Ada Moran Reiss forming "spheres” in galactic space, and the red Bush titled "The Burning Bush" by Gila Croker, representing the famous biblical bush.
One can also see the soil piles created by Ella Beit Halahmi, which are the remains of the whale that had swallowed Jonas, recently discovered on a Mediterranean beach, and the large upward pointing udders – the Answer to the gift of life granted to us by the supreme creator.
When an artist creates, he or she expresses their viewpoint, and defines a position within the social and cultural space as well as a location between sky and earth, between the physical and metaphysical. These two terms – sky and earth – form a dichotomy, but also express two opposing concepts that lead to harmony, and form our own position here on earth. The greater the distance between the two poles, the stronger their unifying force. Traditional is the opposite pole for revolutionary, and both can coexist in one artistic creation. The more personal the statement, the more it touches all of us. In art, the national can also be international. A personality defining itself as “I” exists simultaneously in all of humanity. The Green Gallery Group declares, together with the Austian poet Kostach Hatgorov:
“The world is my temple
love is my holiness
the universe is my native land”
The plastic language of the group’s guest artist from New York, Avital Oz, identified with the minimalism and rationalism characteristic of the eighties, is different from that of the GGG creations, which can be called "Site Specific". But his work can easily integrate harmonicly between the sky and earth at the Dina Park in Arsuf Kedem.
Curator: Tanya Preminger.