Smoke

SMOKE – Two exhibitions

Smoke | עשן

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Hagar Mitelpunkt | הגר מיטלפונקט

Opening: Thursday 15/5/14 at 19:30
Closing: 5/7/15

Traditionally smoking was done to fire ceramic pots but today it is used as a finish to fired pots. Ceramic artists using this technique create surfaces that range in color from black, white, grey and brown which are reminiscent of traditional pottery but contemporary in their look. With this technique, the carbon is absorbed in the surface leaving smoke markings that are integrated in the ceramic object. Smoke firing used on the surface is a challenge to control the results; some artist let the results be dictated by the fire and others attempt to determine the results with various techniques.

Balance in Motion – Gallery talk

with the artist, Simcha Even Chen and curator, Tirza Yalon Kolton

Friday 20 June 2014 at 11:00

 

 

Gallery talk and discussion ”Smoke that traps reality”    focusing on art and society

With the artist, Hagar Mittelpunkt and curator, Shlomit Bauman (mediator) as well as a guest speaker – Neta Meisels, artist and member of the Empty House group.

Friday 27 June 2014 at 11:00

 

// Balance in Motion | Simcha Even-Chen

Simcha Even-Chen ceramics show focuses on the balance between motion and stability, and searches for the relationships between mass, volume and balance

// Convulsion | Hagar Mitelpunkt

Mitelpunkt allows smoke to penetrate her ceramic tiles, an act that traps a material reality, maps and provides evidence.