While only three months into 2011, Israeli artist Yigal Ozeri has taken the new year by storm. Following his 2010 solo show with the gallery, Ozeri’s Lizzie Jagger series was selected as Artefiera 2011‘s feature exhibition, presented in conjunction with Visionnaire and Galerie Dukan&Hourdequin in Bologna, Italy this February. Entitled Luce Silenziosa (Silent Night), Ozeri’s solo show brought a wealth of astonishing photorealism to the city’s rustic, religious context, resulting in a beautiful juxtaposition of the city’s historic structures and his earthy, neo-Renaissance portraits.
Up next is this April’s “American Friends of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art’s” Annual Gala, where one of Ozeri’s works will be included in the charity art auction. The event will be held at the Pierre Hotel in NYC, with proceeds directly benefiting the Israeli museum. Additional information can be found at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art’s website.
Olga In the Park (2010), currently available
In all senses of the phrase, Julie Heffernan is in vogue. Three of her Self-Portrait works were on view during Armory Week on March 6 for the grand opening of the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation‘s brand new exhibition space inside Mana Contemporary. In all of their surrealist, fairy tale-esque qualities, the works are part of the Foundation’s permanent collection, which will be housed in the Tri-State area’s center for the public to enjoy.
In other news, a recent article in Vogue Italy celebrates Heffernan’s fantastical style as a modern homage to 16th Century painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo (pictured below), worthy of sharing wall space in the Palazzo Reale’s current Arcimboldo retrospective. We, too, can’t seem to get enough of her fresh take on classical technique, her experimentation with self-portraiture, her inclusion of mystical wildlife, flora, and fauna and her allegorical underpinnings.
Opening this Thursday, March 10 at Benrimon Contemporary in NYC is Russian native Dimitri Kozyrev‘s solo exhibition, Lost One. Presenting an amalgamation of works from his “Lost Edge” and “Last One” series, the show’s arresting images both haunt and delight, presenting scarred landscapes that recall the forgotten military avant-garde of past Soviet regimes. If you’re in the area, be sure to check it out before it closes April 1!
After a successful display of his characteristic pastel structures in Parisian Laundry‘s Summertime in Paris exhibition (July-August 2010), Cordy Ryman has been cited by Frieze Magazine as a prominent artist within today’s ‘Extreme Painting’ genre, expanding the course of Modernism with “funky, experimental and entirely winning work [that is] an epiphany in itself.” Also mentioned in the article are MMG’s own Kim Dorland and Allison Schulnik. Click here to read the article at Frieze’s website!
From here, Ryman will be installing his brightly-hued extremities as part of Dodge Gallery‘s The Thingness of Color in NYC, alongside Sarah Cain, Franklin Evans, and Matthew Rich. The show is sure to stimulate the senses with all the possibilities of both geometric and abstract coloration, heating up the gallery walls as the city itself leaves colder temperatures behind. The exhibition will open April 2, and be available for viewing through March 8.