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Issue No. 16 - Chaos

Yigal Ozeri: Territory

Yigal Ozeri: Territory

Mike Weiss Gallery – November 29th, 2012

 

Yigal Ozeri: Territory

Loretta Mae

Gallery Goers

Yigal Ozeri: Territory

Yigal Ozeri: Territory

Packed! The crowd spilling  onto the sidewalk in front of Mike Weiss Gallery was a testament to the talent inside. At the entrance, a photorealistic painting hung without a glass frame, revealing the subtle texture of oil paint. Without this piece, a casual observer might wander the whole gallery having no idea they hadn't just viewed a photography exhibit. And no doubt, some did just that. For beyond just the obvious technical skill was a cohesive theme of female strength, beauty, and solitude — more than enough to create a powerful photo.

The impossibly tight crowd was, perhaps, also a testament to something else: a longing for skill over style and the need, once in a while, to be amazed.

Yigal Ozeri's Territory is on display through January 5.

Mike Weiss Gallery 520 West 24th Street

- Kyria Abrahams

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