Join us for a challenging new opening
Friday, July 24 from 6-9 pm
Is what-you-see always what-you-get? In these three exhibits, artists Granite Palombo-Amit, Laura Blaker and Inbal Palombo-Amit present us with visuals that may make us question whether things are really as they first seem. And that perhaps we will want to give our environment a second look.
Exhibition dates: July 22 through August 15, 2015 Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm
AS+IF+ISM is a fable of human struggle to awaken from a constant state of dreaming, whether it is a night dream or a day dream. When one starts to awaken, one understands that every encounter, whether pleasant or not, whether in a night dream or day dream, is an appointed meeting that aims at transformation and growth. Challenges and conflicts, revealed as people or events, are considered messengers and deliverers (in Hebrew, both are alternative names for angels). Though these appointed encounters might evoke pain, they are released and forgiven eventually, and considered with a newly acquired sense of humbleness- “Lessons with wings”.
As it was said – “This world, juxtaposed to the world to come, is likened to the sleeping one encountering the awakened.”
Granite Palombo-Amit is a member at ARC gallery, she is an interdisciplinary artist and a therapist who initiates outreach projects concerning social and political issues, which she connects to broader more general questions of humanity and the human condition. Granite Palombo-Amit integrates her training as a therapist and exhibits and performs with her clients. Currently she is a Rabbinical student at Hebrew Seminary for the Deaf and Hearing.
This exhibition is the artistic component of her Thesis, which focuses on Jewish mystical perception of “awakening”.