Ron Asulin, Corset, 2022, a pair of shoes, 30x17x11 cm
Current: Shuttle | And the World was Pretty Wonderful
August 04 - September 17, 2022
Opening: Thursday, August 4, at 8 pm
Raw Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
Gallery Talk: Saturday, September 2, at 12:00 pm
Creative Writing Workshop (inspired by the exhibition): Wednesday, August 17, at 7:30 pm
RawArt Gallery is pleased to announce the launching of the second cycle of the ‘Shuttle Program’ - a project designed to represent and promote young artists at the dawn of their professional careers. The incoming group of artists- Netaly Aylon, Ron Asulin, Aniam Dery, and Dana Nechmad will join first-cycle Shuttle artists David Duvshani and Noga Farchy in a group exhibition at the gallery.
The exhibition And the World was Pretty Wonderful will be accompanied by a fanzine with illustrations by the artists. The fanzine will provide suggestions of dialogues occurring between the various objects in the space. The words uttered by the sculpted animals, plants, objects, and cartoon characters were taken from conversations between the artists in the studio sessions that preceded the exhibition.
Rock to Goat: “When there is a blossoming I go outside to see the flowers."
Goat to Rock: “I'm not sure we're doing an exhibition on the climate crisis."
Noga Farchy was born in Jaffa in 1987, and she lives and works in Tel Aviv.
Farchy is interested in sensory and sensual states and in the body- its testimony, its emptiness, and its abstraction. She is preoccupied with surfaces - skin; its stripping, spreading, and flattening. Through these actions, using husks, shells, remnants, and sloughs, she seeks to present the body through its absence.
Farchy holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. She won the Cooper Prize for Excellence in Creativity in 2017 and the Presser Prize for Excellence in Painting in 2018. Her work has been in solo and group exhibitions in venues such as Balconet Gallery in Tel Aviv, Barbur Gallery in Jerusalem, The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History in Tel Aviv, and the Alliance House in Jerusalem.
David Duvshani was born in Tel Aviv in 1991, and he lives and works in Tel Aviv.
Duvshani works with comics, painting, drawing, and printmaking techniques. His works focus on charged historical and political narratives and are characterized by humor and satire.
Duvshani holds an MFA degree from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, and the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris. His works have been exhibited locally and internationally - in solo exhibitions in EnclaveProjects in London, Beaux-Arts de Paris, and in an upcoming show at Alamcen Gallery in Jaffa. He has participated in group exhibitions in venues such as the Ein-Harod Mishkan Museum, the Nahum Gutman Museum in Tel Aviv, Hanina Gallery in Tel Aviv, WhiteNight in Paris, and the Griffin Gallery in London. Duvshani publishes a weekly comic column, Hishuvei Kitzin, in Haaretz newspaper, in collaboration with Julia Fermentto, and is a regular contributor to Tohu magazine. His book, Crusades, was published in 2019 and launched at an event at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
Netaly Aylon was born in Israel in 1987, and she lives and works in Tel Aviv.
Aylon works in the fields of sculpture, drawing, and installation. Her works are based on the hermetic philosophy, which holds that all systems in the universe - from the atomic structure to the star systems, from the human body to the ceramic statue - are similarly constructed, and therefore, share a common core. She explores topics and phenomena from the worlds of geology, astronomy, metaphysics, and other fields of knowledge, through which she demonstrates the formal resonances that connect the human body, nature, and celestial objects.
She has presented a solo exhibition at the Artist’s Studios gallery in Tel Aviv and has participated in several group exhibitions at the Herzliya Museum, Bat-Yam Museum, Petah Tikva Museum of Art, Ashdod Museum, Koresh 14 Gallery in Jerusalem, Kunstraum Niederösterreich in Vienna, Austria, The Drawing Biennale in Jerusalem, Art Cube Artists’ Studios Gallery in Jerusalem, Beita Gallery in Jerusalem, Oranim College Gallery, and more. Aylon is the winner of the Young Artist Award from the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Gross Foundation Scholarship, the Mifal HaPais grant for the Creation of a Solo Exhibition, the Rabinovich Foundation Scholarship for a Solo Exhibition, and the Rabinowitz Foundation and the Tel Aviv Municipality Scholarship for special projects.
Ron Asulin was born in Israel in 1990, and he lives and works in Tel Aviv.
Asulin works as a sculptor and installation artist. Asulin enacts diverse or radicalized constructivist actions on industrial materials and objects from everyday life to produce narratives that are related to the current political-economical-cultural reality. In his works, the materials’ presence, actions, and means of display are exposed and thus questions of representation are replaced by those of presence - what happened to the object before it was here?
Asulin holds a BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. Upon graduating, he won the Ehud Elhanani Prize for Excellence in Creativity, and the Josef and Ada Bolaffio Prize for Excellence in Theoretical Studies. His work has been exhibited in solo, duo, and group exhibitions in venues such as the Van Leer Institute and Barbour Gallery in Jerusalem, the Third Floor on the Left Gallery, Offnobank Gallery in Tel Aviv, and Atelier Shemi, in Kibbutz Kabri.
Aniam Dery was born in Bat Yam in 1985, currently living and working in Jerusalem.
Dery works on installations that combine drawing, sculpture, and video, while also incorporating performative actions in the exhibition space. The starting point for her work is biographical; through a focus on the home, objects, trinkets, and small symbols, she clarifies questions and doubts about politics, society, and tradition in their local context.
Dery holds both a Master's degree (2021) and a Bachelor's degree (2014) in fine arts from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. She has presented solo exhibitions at The Ramla Center for Contemporary Art, The Jerusalem Artists' House, and The Jerusalem Biennale. Her works have been exhibited in group exhibitions, including at the Tel Aviv Museum, MOBY- Museums of Bat Yam, The New Gallery Artists’ Studios at Teddy Stadium, Shenkar Gallery in Ramat Gan, Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, The Acre Festival, the Tower of David Museum and the Bible Lands Museum. Dery has won the Alan Cooper Award for Excellence from the Bezalel Department of Art, the Mifal Hapayis Grant for the Creation of a Solo Exhibition, and the Lockman Scholarship for Bezalel Graduate Programs.
Dana Nechmad was born in Israel in 1985, and she lives and works in Tel Aviv.
Nechmad is an interdisciplinary artist, engaged in drawing, painting, needlepoint, and video. In her works, she explores intimacy and emotional extremes while focusing on the female experience as a starting point.
Nechmad holds an MFA in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2018), an MA in Philosophy from Tel Aviv University (2014), and a BFA in Fine Art from the Libera Academia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy (2010). She is a recipient of the New Artist Society Merit Scholarship, the Earl and Brenda Shapiro Center for Research and Collaboration Grant, and New American Painting #131.
Ron Asulin, Corset, 2022, a pair of shoes, 30x17x11 cm