SOLAR ECLIPSE Group Exhibition
Oren Ben Moreh, Maya Bloch, Marik Lechner, Noga Shatz
The expression Solar Eclipse is comprised of 2 words: Solar – Sun, Eclipse – Disruption. A Solar Eclipse occurs when the Earth, the Moon and the Sun are situated on the same axis; the moon blocks the view of the Sun or part of it. A total Eclipse results in a complete obstruction of sunlight or what is known as Black Sun. Through out history the eclipse was considered to have a supernatural influence as a result of the fear it aroused.
The expression Black Sun is also a metaphorical and refers to one of the most common phenomenon’s of modern life: depression and melancholy. Most of the works in the exhibition possess the occurrence of disruption, a creative distortion of the chaotic world, reckless and mysterious. The exhibition as a whole is immersed in a black darkness, as if covering the works with a thick blanket. The works are compressed with layers upon layers that are created through expressive energy.
The Black, through its density and material quality, takes over everything, the unusual images flicker through, images connected to mythology and architypes, revealing psychological states and consciousness that shifts between reality and illusion, a place and no place. Oren Ben Moreh – Born in Israel 1982, Graduate of the Midrasha, 2004. Maya Bloch – Born in Israel 1978, MA Graduate, History of Art from the Tel Aviv University, 2004. Noga Shatz – Born in Israel 1978, Garduate of the Midrasha, 2007