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Dov Lederberg

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Newdov02web

Birthplace
Bronx NY

Lives in
Jerusalem and New Jersey

Works in
Jerusalem, Israel

Website

Tags
symmetry, symbolism, conceptual, figurative, abstract, yellow, green, blue, contemporary, fantasy, imaginative, multi-panel, metaphor, metaphoric, Archetypal, archetype, uplifting, cycles, light, colorful, semi-abstract, curvilinear, inspired, non-representational, modern mixed-media video-art modern, purple, orange, red, Earthy, ochre, sienna, primary, Colors, political/social, lyric, symbolic, Kabbalah, Visionary, spiritual, triptych, composition, sacred geometry installation surrealism

Statement

I am engaged in the converging vectors of art and science, but receive added inspiration from kabbalah teachings & meditation and try to create visual forms (in paintings on canvas but also video art) conducive to mystical experience and self-transformation.

Various curators have termed my work as abstract illusionist or mystical abstraction. I like to regard myself as an "emerging" artist creating art with many layers and meanings that "emerge" before the viewer, an evocative gestalt that invites the viewer's interaction and discovery. This effect is enhanced by viewing the work with avatar-type 3-D glasses giving a fantastic depth effect (which of course is difficult to achieve in this context) and received review in NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/20/nyregion/0320spotli.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=3-d&st=cse

The first works in the slide show are from my latest series: Congealings,

http://www.art.net/TheGallery/Vision/dov2Q.html

which are inspired by extreme close-ups of congealed wax textures caused by dousing a burning candle into the wine cup at the mystic Havdalah or End of the Sabbath ceremony, signifying the "havdala", or separation, from the holy and the secular, from light and darkness. I originally thought to call these creations Angels, but as the canvas began to be populated with all kinds of gargoyles and even ghoulish denizens, many of whom I would be afraid to meet in a dark street, I decided that the relatively neutral term Congealings would be more appropriate.

The paintings contain innumerable faces and faces within faces, which could be seen as a visual paradigm for the modern human personality, a fitful assemblage of countless family, schooling and social "faces", many of which are even unknown to the bearer.

Most of the paintings can be turned or hung sideways and upside down to reveal amazing new faces as revealed in video hyno slide show

http://youtu.be/sOPgWRe9b2Q

Other works in this presentation are from my 

3-D Triptych Trip series:

http://www.art.net/TheGallery/Vision/dov2P.html

Dialogue-Antilogue series:

http://www.art.net/TheGallery/Vision/dov2J.html

Kabbalah Mandala series:

http://www.art.net/TheGallery/Vision/dov2f.htm

Short Bio:

http://www.art.net/TheGallery/Vision/dov1.htm

CV



SELECTED SOLO AND DUO EXHIBITIONS OF PAINTINGS:


       Yakar Gallery, Edgware, London 1995
      "Mystical Art", Mount Eden Retreat, Washington NJ, 1997
      “Art Inspired by Kabbalah and Science”, Artcenet Gallery, Philadelphia, 2002
      “Holocaust Day”, Museum of Tolerance, LA 2003
      “Kabbalah Art”, Gallery JCC-Marin, California, 2003
      “Art Inspired by Kabbalah and Science”, Gallery JCC West Orange NJ, 2004
       Southampton Jewish Center, Long Island 2004
       Ezair Gallery on Madison Avenue, NYC, 2005
      “Kabbalah Art”, Backstage Studio Gallery, Kingston NY, ‏‏2005
      “Mystical Art”, Park Avenue Gallery, Toronto ON, 2005
       The Creative Edge Gallery, Roselyn Heights NY 2006
       Kanvas Gallery, Chelsea NYC, 2007
      “Transcendental Visions”, Touro College, Manhattan, 2007    
       J.Klyneberg Gallery, Chelsea Manhattan NY 2008
      "New Visions" The 9th Street Artist's Salon, Park Slope, Brooklyn NY 2011
       "3-D Phenomena" Great Neck Arts Center, Long Island 2011
       "3-D Art Inspired by Kabbalah Teachings", AACI Center, Jerusalem 2011

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:


     Avi-Yonah Gallery, Jerusalem 1995-2002
     Nurture Arts Gala, Spike Gallery, Chelsea NY 2005
     Gallery 181, Lawrence MA 2006    
    “Celebration of the Arts”, JCC Gallery, Fairfax VA, 2006-7
     Pool Art Fair NYC 2010
     Contrast Art Happening, 320 Studio, Chelsea NYC 2011                   
    "Scroll Bowl" 10/11 Gallery, Lower East Side, NY  2011
    "Artists  Against Terror", Dershowitz  Center, Dumbo (Brooklyn) 2011

SPECIAL SCREENINGS OF VIDEO ART COMPOSITIONS:


    
Jerusalem Cinemateque August 1984
     Israel Artists Assoc. Gallery, Jerusalem 1984
     Locarno Video Festival, Switzerland l987
     The Jewish Museum, NYC l988
     Artists House, Jerusalem 2007
     The New Gallery, Teddy Stadium, Jerusalem 2007
     Haichal Schlomo, Jerusalem 2010
     Great Neck Arts Center, Long Island NY 2011

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:


     Magnes Museum, Berkeley, California
     The Jewish Theological Seminary Library, NYC
     The Rockefeller University, NYC
     Haichal Schlomo, Jerusalem

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:


     Israel Film and TV Directors Guild
     Israel Association of Artists and Sculptors (Jerusalem)

Recent Exhibits

Dov Lederberg participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2011 Terror: Artists Respond
Industry City
 

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