PLAZA DEL RIO, SAN RAFAEL DE ESCAZU
SAN JOSE, COSTA Rica.
The Space Within
December - March 2018
Opening reception December, 12 2017
w. ABOUT THIS EXHIBITION
w22 GALERíA is proud to announce the Inaugural of The Space Within and
Perfect Intimacy, two major body of work by Lili Almog, renowned for her intimate spiritual women's’ portraits of different cultural identities around the world.
This is a very unique opportunity to see in Costa Rica an exhibition that caps the work of an established New York artist. Almog who lives and work in New York, has exhibited widely with solo shows at International venues, with her latest project
The Space Within, premiered last spring at Martin Browne Contemporary in Sydney Australia curated by Sandy Edwards and more recently featured at Tower of David Museum, Jerusalem Art Biennial. The experimental direction of the series, visually explores the impact of the veiling of women in contemporary cultures and with the strikingly poetic images that the veiled woman appears mysterious and beautiful amidst the context of an artist’s studio creating a strong metaphor about the depiction of women by artists historically, in this case by a woman artist, conveying new views of the feminine figure and how their identity has evolved over the worldwide circumstances.
In Perfect Intimacy Almog artistic focus was on creating representations of the feminine psyche and capture the state of a deep spiritual identity influenced by
Western culture. She has taken upon herself an uncommon journey of exploration, living with Carmelites nuns in 3 different isolated monasteries, in a period of 5 years. Almog learned that becoming a nun is a difficult process that takes years of commitment, usually begins at the age of twenty one. The photographs reveal the intimacy within the dedicated women and the artist contemplation of seeking and observing the spiritual perfection of inner peace.
w. ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lili Almog has began her career in the mid 80’s as a photojournalist in New York for several International news publications focusing primarily on fashion and portraiture.
She is renowned for her intimate, spiritual, Crystal clear curiosity resembles a child stare, of world cultures with the evolving identity of women as her muse theme, through time. Almog has received numerous International photography Awards; (2007) The Art Directors Club Merit
Award for best Photo Book; Photo District News Best Photography Book; (2006) International Photography Awards. She has exhibited widely, with solo shows at several international venues including; (2017) Martin Brown Contemporary, curated by Sandy Edwards in Sydney Australia; Tower of David Museum, Jerusalem Art Biennial; The Alternative Museum, NY; Griffin Museum of Photography, Boston, MA; (2010) Emmanuel Walderdoff Gallery Germany; (2007) Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Almog work is in; (2012) Domestic 7th edition of the Xavier Miserachs - -Biennial of Photography, Spain; (2011) Colecao Joaquim Paiva, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro; (2010) PORQUE 100, center for photography Woodstock, NY; Domestic, Esoacio Cultural Caja, Madrid, Spain. Her photographs are included in permanent collections in San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Milwaukee Art Museum, WI; The Museum of Fine Arts, Huston, TX; Victoria and Albert Museum, UK; The New York Academy of Art; Wieland Collection, Atlanta, GA; ESKFF Family foundation, NY; and selected private collections. Accompanying Lili Almog show is a hundred-twenty-five page book published by Powerhouse Books with Introduction by;
Mark Gisbourne, a writer and Art historian who is the former International vice president of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA).