In Four Acts is Jerusalem-born, Brooklyn-based artist Reuven Israel’s second solo exhibition with Shulamit Nazarian Los Angeles. The show features a series of new modular sculptures that occupy the floor and walls of the gallery, and appear as though they have the potential to expand into multiple iterations of themselves. In Four Acts refers to the ever-changing state of the exhibition as works gradually unfold to become more complex and elaborate — over the course of the show, each sculpture will adapt four times to create new visual landscapes each time.
This body of sculptures are constructed from slender oak pieces hinged together with brass so that the parts move with the viewer, creating an illusion of tessellation within the space. For the first time in Israel’s career, his works emphasize the malleability of sculptures and proposes that sculptures are not only capable of evolution but contain endless possibilities. From architecture to geometry, the sculptures encompass a broad range of influences and seem to take on a physical bodily quality. By taking place in four acts, the exhibition becomes a metaphor for the gallery as a stage and the sculptures as actors upon it.
The opening reception for In Four Acts will be held on Saturday, November 3 from 6 to 9 pm.
Reuven Israel: In Four Acts
November 3 – December 20, 2018
616 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036