Yael Kanarek, ‘Kiss’, 2007, bitforms gallery
Yael Kanarek, ‘Kiss’, 2007, bitforms gallery
Yael Kanarek, ‘Kiss’, 2007, bitforms gallery

Mesmerizing in its detail and use of light and shadow, Kiss is a grid composed of 900 points. Two overlapping planes in the grid organize “kiss” at mirrored reading directions - charging an intimate space in between three verbal representations of touch. This piece depicts the charged spaces existing between languages, reconfiguring cultural distances between Hebrew, English and Arabic.

Dimensions variable (approx. gallery installation: 68 x 68" / 173 x 173 cm).

About Yael Kanarek

Yael Kanarek’s multimedia works explore the relationship between language and emotion, between movement and identity. Her installations often feature words in delicate, lace-like strings of moulded rubber letters in multiple languages, including Hebrew, Arabic, and English. Kanarek is best known for her ongoing project begun in 1994, World of Awe, a virtual travelogue synthesizing photography, sculpture, and text. The fictional traveler is gender-less and nation-less, wandering in an alternate reality called Sunset/Sunrise and leaving behind love letters.

American, b. 1967, Israel, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

Yael Kanarek: "Kisses Kisses", bitforms gallery, New York
Yael Kanarek: Notyetness, bitforms gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

World on a Wire, bitforms gallery