Curated by Ghiora Aharoni
Opens Thursday, November 17th 2011, 8pm
17 November 2011 – 5 January 2012
Braverman Gallery is pleased to present recent work by Ehud Oren. Ehud Oren recontextualizes ordinary images from the exterior world–fragments of photographs taken on the streets of Tel Aviv and New York–as canvases for functional repositories which conceal the mundane items of domestic life. With this transposition of the exterior world to the interior, Ehud shifts our awareness of the routine, the quotidian, the things we take for granted. These arrested moments–withering vines, compressed cardboard, dilapidated facades, steel scraps–celebrate the transitory and ephemeral vernacular that surrounds us. While what we see is recognizable, the manipulated context and scale heighten our perception of its inherent beauty. The gesture blurs the boundaries between art and furniture, elevating the utilitarian to the poetic.
EHUD’S BIO: Born in Israel. Lives and works in Tel-Aviv. Holds a Master of Arts degree from NYU and an M.A. from Hunter College, New York. Has studied painting and sculpture at the Student League in New York, and graphic design and print at Pratt Center, New York. Ehud has a B.A. degree from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and has taught graphic design at Sapir College. Ehud has participated in solo as well as group shows in Israel and around the world.
GHIORA’S BIO: An architect and an artist, born in Israel and has been living in New York since 1993. Graduated from Yale University with a Master of Architecture degree. Prior to establishing his firm- Ghiora Aharoni Design Studio – Ghiora worked in several renowned architectural firms, including Studio Daniel Libeskind and Polshek Partnership Architects in New York. His work extends into the fields of architecture, art, industrial design and exhibition space design. In addition to designing private residences in Manhattan, Ghiora has also created projects for The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The American Museum of Natural History and Carnegie Hall. His projects have been published in The New York Times, The L.A. Times, New York Magazine and numerous design books.