Shifra Levyathan

Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography

April 28 - May 18, 2018

Reception: May 3, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Shifra’s direct experiences of the landscapes of towns and cities are but a starting point for photographs that come to be altered via digital technology. Beginning with her digital camera, snapping photos of architectural structures and social situations, she then filters these moments through computer software, creating surrealistic and sometimes startling images. This blend of photographic realism with digital alterations lends her work an almost predictive character — as though she were recreating scenes and juxtapositions of phenomena which are only dimly suggested by actual environments.

Her intuition for what is most foreboding in a landscape, city street, or place of dwelling darkly crystallizes in the photograph The Haunted House. Here, a more of less conventionally elegant house has been ripped from any familiar context where it might appear warm and inviting. Instead, it seems collaged to an arid, Mars-like desert, where the only signs of life are occasional weeds and winged creatures which seem to circle the house. The anxiety-inducing character of the house’s facade feels uncomfortably close despite all suggestions of distance.

 

Shifra is an award-winning artist who has had an album of her works published and has exhibited in both group and solo exhibitions.

Shifra Levyathan

Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography

April 28 - May 18, 2018

Reception: May 3, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Haunted House
The Haunted House

16" x 21"

The One Who Went Away
The One Who Went Away

16" x 26"

The Boardwalk
The Boardwalk

16" x 26"

The Street Corner 01
The Street Corner 01

22.5" x 26.5"

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Shifra’s direct experiences of the landscapes of towns and cities are but a starting point for photographs that come to be altered via digital technology. Beginning with her digital camera, snapping photos of architectural structures and social situations, she then filters these moments through computer software, creating surrealistic and sometimes startling images. This blend of photographic realism with digital alterations lends her work an almost predictive character — as though she were recreating scenes and juxtapositions of phenomena which are only dimly suggested by actual environments.

Her intuition for what is most foreboding in a landscape, city street, or place of dwelling darkly crystallizes in the photograph The Haunted House. Here, a more of less conventionally elegant house has been ripped from any familiar context where it might appear warm and inviting. Instead, it seems collaged to an arid, Mars-like desert, where the only signs of life are occasional weeds and winged creatures which seem to circle the house. The anxiety-inducing character of the house’s facade feels uncomfortably close despite all suggestions of distance.

 

Shifra is an award-winning artist who has had an album of her works published and has exhibited in both group and solo exhibitions.

The Haunted House
The Haunted House
The One Who Went Away
The One Who Went Away
The Boardwalk
The Boardwalk
The Street Corner 01
The Street Corner 01
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The Infinity of Thoughts
50" x 50" - Acrylic on Canvas
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