Yael Kanarek, ‘Not Yet, No. 2’, 2010, bitforms gallery
Yael Kanarek, ‘Not Yet, No. 2’, 2010, bitforms gallery

Kanarek uses the square as a basic metaphor for space. Illustrating a territorial dynamism, "Not Yet, No. 2" is a linguistic composition that examines spatial construct that is marked by both Modernism and globalization. The vortex of nested squares proposes shared realities, behavior, and relationships. Conjuring a body of water, color and a sense of movement flow along the picture's surface.

The words, "Not Yet" in Hebrew and Arabic represent a psychological state. Constant temporality, "Not Yet" is a driving force of action and self-regeneration. It is a zone where everything is possible.Linearly organizing the piece are incomplete rows and gaps. Using a range of blues and greens, words fill the picture plane, collecting mixed emotions. Probing the knitted fabric of social connection, "Not Yet, No. 2" explores the meaning of one single thread (or even one single idea) that has looped into itself.

Transliterations: Hebrew - Ada'in Lo / Classical Arabic - Hatta

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