Exhibitions at Mamilla Hotel
EXHIBIT: SHAFTEM MAYIM
Artist: Itzhak Davidovich
June- July 2019
The exhibition features spectacular photographer and artist Itzhak Davidovitch.
This is the fourth solo exhibition presented by the photographer. Davidovitvh gives tribute to the Shavuot holiday, also known as the holiday "of giving the Torah" as well as "festival of the harvest and water celebration," these names correspond with the wheel of life and its cyclical nature.
The body of works presented in the exhibition deals with sea water movement throughout the seasons. In the his unique vision, Itzhak manages to capture nature in all its splendor, with strong and impressive coloring.
The relation to water clearly signifies Shavuot - the festival of water.
In a global context, the sea is the ultimate sign of hope and renewal according to Itzhak.
Artist: Sarah.L. Singer
Sarah was born in Paris, France and was 20 years old when she opened her painting studio in Paris. In 1984, she experienced the awesome Nature in Africa, and begun her passion for photographing nature. She opened a gallery in the South of France, Nice in the 90’s and moved several times before her current residence, Jerusalem. She's famed for capturing lush and mesmerizing photographs of landscapes and natural details, from the drooping contours of ancient rock formations, to the unexpected features of aquatic plants and flowers. She is a true visionary.
The exhibit Venezia is a tribute to the Jewish Ghetto of Venezia on the occasion of its 500th year celebration. She tells the story of the Jewish ghetto dating back to 1516, and its fascinating history of unity and fagility. Through her artistic work she has kept the Ghetto's memory alive!
Exhibit: About Face!
DECEMBER - FEBRUARY 2019
Beginning at the young age of 6 Ma'ayan was drawn to the beauty of oil painting. Encouraged by her father, she continued painting and explored the wonders of expressive artistry, uncovering the hidden emotion and feelings of the human expression. After studying in France, Ma'ayan found her passion in abstract painting, stripping away and uncovering the emotions of passion, loneliness and mystery behind the model...making the mundane experiential!
The exhibit ABOUTFACE! displays the use of many layers of paint and strong brush strokes, creating an experience of intriguing mystery behind the human face. Each painting transmits the spiritual experience and mystery within each person. We welcome you to walk through this abstract spiritual journey.
Exhibit: Biblical Lands
Artist: Guy Achieli
Ilana is a Multidisciplinary artists who is connected to authentic crafts. She draws inspiration from her long-standing traditional work. Her works include glass vitrages, Brazilian embroidery and jewelry using bead embroidery techniques.
The works exhibited were handcrafted in various techniques.
Exhibit: Esther Bar
Artist: Esther Bar
Esther Bar is a multi-disciplinary artist, designer and art therapist. A graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, as an industrial designer, her work spans from functional design to pure fine art, subtly combining the two. Born in England, Esther immigrated with her family to Israel in 1966. She grew up in Kibbutz Sasa. Since 1980 lives in Jerusalem, married and has 3 children. In 2002 graduated the David Yellin College of Education in Jerusalem as an Art Therapist and worked for six years with children at Hadassa Hospital, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem. Between 2011 and 2015 lived in Madrid, practicing a variety of disciplines including drawing, painting, sewing, ceramics and woodturning. During these four years Esther trained and collaborated with ceramist Paz de Pedro and wood turner and sculptor Toni Porto in Madrid. Recently having moved back to Jerusalem, Esther reopened her home studio, located in the german colony.
An artist, designer and woodturner. More than anything else, her work can be defined by the relationship she has with raw materials. Fascinated by the way matter uncovers itself, revealing its delicate curves and patterns, gradually shaped to become almost a living object with its own character and aesthetics.
Exhibit: Bracha Sorotzkin
Artist: Bracha Sorotzkin
The Rekem creations are hand embroidered tapastries designed and embroidered by Bracha Sorotzkin. The artist who has a rich history and portfolio in design embodies the life, the histroy and the art of Jerusalem in her works. She incorporates material such as suede, silk, leather and velvet with gold Swarovski stones. She sculptures her artwork with crochet chains and unique stiches, and manages to create a special effect of depth. Each piece of art is one-of-a-kind, and has a hand embroidered signature from the artist.
Exhibit: Ana Luna
Artist: Roni Ben Shlomo
Born in 1987. Roni graduated carpentry and graphic design. Today she is heavily involved in multidisciplinary art. In recent years she has been focusing on drawing mandala in the technique of free drawing of pen on paper.
Roni's work are miniature mandalas. Works of graphic quality. Mandalas represent the center of the cosmic force and connect to light and existence. Her technique is drawing and manual drawing.
"You have no circle in the world that is not made from one point standing in the middle, and this point that stands in the middle takes all the light and illuminates the body and the light of all" (Zohar, Tishbi 1)
Mandela symbolizes the universe and the human soul. Representing the center of power, the spirit of the cosmos and the existence of the world. This center functions as an inner center, as sun and moon.