Orly Maiberg / Bedroom eyes
Opening: 10/04/2003 Closing: 16/05/2003
A bedroom as a representative of the most intimate part of “a home”.
A good browse at one’s home is a legitimate act, but looking into one’s bedroom will consider peeping.
Peeing involves an act of a stolen glance, as of invading private territory, an intimate territory with oneself and with the other.
Territory in which one finds oneself between sleep and awakens, between conscious and unconscious, dearmworld and realty.
In this series of bedroom paintings, exposure and disguise play almost an equal role. As light falls, it reveals not necessarily our glamour’s moments but captures those who are banal, taken out of the erotic context.As if were scenes out of a movie they might end on the editor’s floor.
The relationship of the viewer – painter is ambivalent. At times the viewer like the painter immersed in the scene neglected of the peeping standpoint. It’s a relationship of a close intimacy. At other times, it can be of distance and alienation. We are always reminded of this dual relationship of temptation and rejection.