Andi Arnovitz: Tear/Repair

May 9, 2010 - December 26, 2010
Mezzanine Gallery

In this beautiful and provocative exhibition, Andi Arnovitz draws deeply from her constant engagement with the figurative and literal fabric of Jewish culture and identity to blend feminist art, religious art, assemblage, and fiber art to intrigue, stimulate and haunt the viewer. Using found materials such as discarded prayer book pages and other Jewish documents in combination with traditional textile and printmaking tools, Arnovitz weaves a multifaceted narrative of Jewish identity sharply focused on inspiring active Tikkun Olam – the repair of the world. By and large a meditation on the challenges facing contemporary Israeli society, the resultant art offers both critiques of contemporary society and visions of a better, reconfigured future.

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Installation view: Andi Arnovitz: Tear/Repair, 2010.