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  The Time Element  - Solo Exhibition,  Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel , 2012       The Time Element  - Solo Exhibition Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2012   This group of paintings is based on the pilot episode for the television show  The Twilight Zone  from 1958. The plot presents a man going to a psychiatrist regarding dreams in which he is traveling back in time to a moment just before the Pearl Harbor attack.  The Twilight Zone  television show dealt with things that are beyond our rational reality perception, in the vague boundaries of our consciousness.   Ben-Ari is interested in authority of knowledge, reality and truth, and in progression over a non-continuous time sequence. Reality that exists on the edge of knowledge, and in moments when our entire perception is being put to the test. In a sense, the painting becomes a machine and the painter a time traveler. The journey of the painting is on one hand into the pilot - and on the other - from the abstract to the concrete, and back.  Boaz Arad, curator March 2012

The Time Element - Solo Exhibition, Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2012

 

The Time Element - Solo Exhibition
Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2012

This group of paintings is based on the pilot episode for the television show The Twilight Zone from 1958. The plot presents a man going to a psychiatrist regarding dreams in which he is traveling back in time to a moment just before the Pearl Harbor attack. The Twilight Zone television show dealt with things that are beyond our rational reality perception, in the vague boundaries of our consciousness. 

Ben-Ari is interested in authority of knowledge, reality and truth, and in progression over a non-continuous time sequence. Reality that exists on the edge of knowledge, and in moments when our entire perception is being put to the test. In a sense, the painting becomes a machine and the painter a time traveler. The journey of the painting is on one hand into the pilot - and on the other - from the abstract to the concrete, and back.

Boaz Arad, curator
March 2012

  The Time Element  - Solo Exhibition,  Installation view, Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel , 2012

The Time Element - Solo Exhibition, Installation view, Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2012

  Phone Call , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Phone Call, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

  Hotel Room , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Hotel Room, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

  Clinic , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Clinic, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

  Sofa , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Sofa, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

  Drawing , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Drawing, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Hand, 2012

Hand, 2012

Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

  Pictures , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Pictures, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

  Eye Exam , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Eye Exam, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

  Light , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Light, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

  Head Image , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Head Image, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

  Head Image I , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Head Image I, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

  Looking , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Looking, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

  Shadow , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Shadow, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

  Approaching , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Approaching, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

  Large Mirror , 2012, Oil on canvas, 54" x 72"

Large Mirror, 2012, Oil on canvas, 54" x 72"

  Secret , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Secret, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

  Sleeping , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Sleeping, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

  Talking , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Talking, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

  Clock , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Clock, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

  Sky , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Sky, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

  Time IV , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Time IV, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

The Time Element - Solo Exhibition, Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2012

 

The Time Element - Solo Exhibition
Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2012

This group of paintings is based on the pilot episode for the television show The Twilight Zone from 1958. The plot presents a man going to a psychiatrist regarding dreams in which he is traveling back in time to a moment just before the Pearl Harbor attack. The Twilight Zone television show dealt with things that are beyond our rational reality perception, in the vague boundaries of our consciousness. 

Ben-Ari is interested in authority of knowledge, reality and truth, and in progression over a non-continuous time sequence. Reality that exists on the edge of knowledge, and in moments when our entire perception is being put to the test. In a sense, the painting becomes a machine and the painter a time traveler. The journey of the painting is on one hand into the pilot - and on the other - from the abstract to the concrete, and back.

Boaz Arad, curator
March 2012

The Time Element - Solo Exhibition, Installation view, Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2012

Phone Call, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Hotel Room, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Clinic, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Sofa, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Drawing, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Hand, 2012

Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Pictures, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Eye Exam, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Light, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Head Image, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Head Image I, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Looking, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Shadow, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Approaching, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Large Mirror, 2012, Oil on canvas, 54" x 72"

Secret, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Sleeping, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Talking, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Clock, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Sky, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

Time IV, 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"

  The Time Element  - Solo Exhibition,  Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel , 2012       The Time Element  - Solo Exhibition Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2012   This group of paintings is based on the pilot episode for the television show  The Twilight Zone  from 1958. The plot presents a man going to a psychiatrist regarding dreams in which he is traveling back in time to a moment just before the Pearl Harbor attack.  The Twilight Zone  television show dealt with things that are beyond our rational reality perception, in the vague boundaries of our consciousness.   Ben-Ari is interested in authority of knowledge, reality and truth, and in progression over a non-continuous time sequence. Reality that exists on the edge of knowledge, and in moments when our entire perception is being put to the test. In a sense, the painting becomes a machine and the painter a time traveler. The journey of the painting is on one hand into the pilot - and on the other - from the abstract to the concrete, and back.  Boaz Arad, curator March 2012
  The Time Element  - Solo Exhibition,  Installation view, Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel , 2012
  Phone Call , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"
  Hotel Room , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"
  Clinic , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"
  Sofa , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"
  Drawing , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"
Hand, 2012
  Pictures , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"
  Eye Exam , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"
  Light , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"
  Head Image , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"
  Head Image I , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"
  Looking , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"
  Shadow , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"
  Approaching , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"
  Large Mirror , 2012, Oil on canvas, 54" x 72"
  Secret , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"
  Sleeping , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"
  Talking , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"
  Clock , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"
  Sky , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"
  Time IV , 2012, Mixed technique on paper, 18" x 24"