Upcoming Exhibit: Inherited Memories at Castelli Art Space - May 18, 2019


May 18 - 28, 2019

Opening : Saturday, May 18 from 6 - 9pm

Artist talk: Sunday, May 26 from 3 - 5pm

“The three artists in this exhibition have ‘inherited memories’ from parents who lived through the Holocaust. More to the point, the mothers of these three women went through the ordeal, profoundly impacting their daughters and the art they make. The work of Shula Singer Arbel, Dwora Fried, and Malka Nedivi, however, manifests more than a simple acknowledgment of the tribulations their mothers underwent before giving birth to them: it embodies sensations experienced one way by the elder women themselves and another by their offspring. It is in this experiential slippage that the art finds its eloquence; and it is in the three artists' diverse stylistic and discursive approaches that the exhibition finds its resonance. The work of each artist tacitly denotes a different temporal relationship to the devastating event.

Fried's assemblages reflect on the normal life led by her mother's family in prewar Krakow and the "post-normal" life her own family led in postwar Vienna - what was lost. Arbel's paintings are based on photographs from the Bavarian Displaced Persons camp where her parents met after the war - what was gained back. And Nedivi's sculpted figures and objects muse upon the dysphoria her mother experienced in a painful present - what could be survived but not tolerated.”

Peter Frank

Castelli Art Space

5428 W. Washington Blvd.,

Los Angeles, CA 90016

Coagula Group Show - Los Angeles, CA

March 8 - 11 , 2018

Reception: Saturday, March 10 from 7 - 9 PM

A provocative, figurative show that examines themes of identity and youth, from burgeoning sexuality and decisions
on the cusps of being made to those that have already inextricably come to define us.

Featured artists: Jill Emery, Rachel Gibas, Leonard Greco, Daphne Hill, Patrick McGilligan
Malka Nedivi, Paul Samenfeld, Marisa Sayler, Svetlana Shigroff, THEOHUXXX, Wishcandy