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Artist Lili Almog Talks at Vered Gallery
June 21, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Vered Gallery presents Down to Earth, an exhibition of new work by photographer Lili Almog. Almog’s debut solo exhibition at Vered Gallery introduces her newest series of photographs, featuring landscapes utilizing satellite imagery embellished with her own drawings.
Ms. Almog will be present at Vered Gallery on Saturday, June 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. to discuss the series. Additionally, a 25 minute documentary about the artist will be screened every hour, starting at 3 p.m.
Ms. Almog has worked primarily through photography in environmental portraiture, the experimental direction of Down to Earth presents new views of engagement with landscape as it integrates various forms of land use; its leisure activities and suburban life.
“My intrigue with traces of human activity led me to explore ‘America’s Playgrounds’ and I became obsessed with the shapes and forms of fields; golf courses, baseball fields, oil fields, air plane ‘graveyards’…all manner of spaces, some organized, some less so. The enormity and complexity of the sights necessitated that I investigate the selected locations through satellite maps, whose inherent abstraction presented a paradoxically accessible method of aesthetic entry.”
Almog believes that the process of cultural mapping by itself draws attention to the existence and importance of human obsessive possessiveness and their behavior, linking the invisible borders of culture and art. As she worked on this series, she was reminded of the magnitude of what she was taking in.
Working virtually in cyberspace, Almog created an intimacy between herself and her subjects by drawing upon the photographs. As vast spans of landscape changed into mapping forms, the fields become remarkably simple. The map of a cultural landscape emerged.
This exhibit will be on view May 24 through June 16.