Israeli artist commissions the exhibition ‘Americana’ at Zemack Contemp. Art

Israeli artist Yigal Ozeri’s exhibition ‘Americana’ will be on display at Zemack Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv from November 13 to December 25. Ozeri has chosen to focus on the diner as an American icon, an institution whose image is etched into the fabric of American Life.

Ozeri aesthetically captures the most attractive retro elements, from furniture to lighting. Chrome accessories reflect hints of neon and bold lines of vibrant colors.

Israeli artist Yigal Ozeri (Credit: Courtesy)

The restaurant has always been a sanctuary, a public and personal space. It was a refreshing rarity, loosening social boundaries in an age when eating out was a privilege of the elite.

Americana elaborates on past and present themes in American symbolism and explores the concept of the American Dream.

The series allows the artist to continue his exploration of identity and intimacy within a culturally changing background.

'Americana' exhibition at Zemack Contemporary Art. (Credit: Courtesy)‘Americana’ exhibition at Zemack Contemporary Art. (Credit: Courtesy)

Ozeri closes the circle in this exhibition, as he, too, immigrated to New York with his family in 1991, hoping to achieve the American Dream.

As an additional component, Ozeri includes contemporary nuances of COVID 19, from a waitress covering her face, to a thermometer at the entrance, to a “just there” sign in the window that requires customers to wear masks.

Ozeri blends the new with the old, making this series multifaceted and complex.

He stays true to his pictorial approach, combining highly detailed brush strokes with abstract components.

Ozeri has had numerous exhibitions around the world, including solo shows in Spain, China, the Netherlands, France, Germany, and Mexico.

His work appears on the cover and is included in the book Photorealism and the Digital Age. It is currently displayed in a solo museum exhibition at the Flint Institute of Art through January 2022.

Israeli artist Yigal OzeriIsraeli artist Yigal Ozeri

His work is also part of the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, the Jewish Museum in New York, the New York Public Library, the Smithsonian Art Museum in Washington, DC, and Tel Aviv. Vienna Museum of Art and Albertina, among others.

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