Moroccan-Israeli artist, Orit Ben Shitrit & Ethiopian-Israeli artist Nirit Takele have both experienced numerous cultural influences at a young age. At a time when questions of home, homeland and displacement loom large on the global landscape, these artists each channel their personal histories of mixed identity, culminating in a multi-media exhibition that collectively explores notions of self and belonging in a complex and dangerous world. Ben Shitrit and Takele both play against the experience of being “othered” to deliver genuine portrayals of everyday life and nuanced responses to the injustices and violence they’ve experienced or observed.
Also on view, we will be featuring the work of 23 artists who were chosen to participate in the 2019 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, based in the UK. The Discerning Eye annual exhibition is a show of small works independently selected by six prominent figures from different areas of the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics. The 2019 selectors
included artists Gill Button and Charlotte Hodes, collectors Kwame Kwei-Armah and Sir Tim Rice, and critics John Penrose and Louis Wise. We have mined the choices of the six selectors to create a seventh perspective on the exhibition. The Seventh View will be the first time the Discerning Eye Exhibition is sharing its works in the United States.