Modified to Fit your Screen
The Elizabeth Harris gallery is pleased to present Modified to Fit Your Screen, a selection of new work by Eyal Danieli. This is the artist's third solo exhibition with the gallery. Expanding his preoccupation with particular imagery and subject matter, in this new work Danieli introduces imagery that expands and elaborates on issues of identity and violence. Joining Hasidic men, Burka covered women, camouflage and silhouettes, new motives of drones, shadows and suggestive sexual images are confronted and addressed.
Continuing to use photography and film or video stills as sources, this body of work engages a new focus and shift towards formal issues that implicitly address the subject of photography as a source for painting, while explicitly continuing this artists inclination towards an expression based on his personal experiences and history entwined in a broad social/historical context.
Using the grid. multiple viewpoints and the repetitive image. Danieli confronts the overbearing force of ubiquitous imagery. Rather than directly participate in theoretical polemics. he obliquely utilizes his sources for painterly meditations on the intersection of the furtive glance with the explicitness of photographic depiction.
Working in oil, acrylic and paint-stick on paper, board and canvas. Danieli incorporates contradictory elements that depict the dissolution of the image as a source of it‘s own suggestiveness, echoing his own feelings of alienation, discomfort and despair.
Eyal Danieli lives and works in New York City and Brooklyn. He studied painting at the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem and at the New York Studio School. He has exhibited his work in various one man and group exhibitions in the US and Europe. He is a recipient of The New York Foundation for the Arts award in drawing, a Key Holder grant from The Lower East Side Print-shop, and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation award.