September 21 to November 4, 2017
Emmanuel Fremin Gallery will open the exhibit, East Of The Sun by renowned Israeli artist Drew Tal on September 21st. While the exhibit addresses the region’s societal aliments, the viewer will be Immersed in the cultural essence and beauty of Eastern civilization. The series “serves as a furtherance of Tai’s explorative cross-cultural journey through heritage and intuition, initially inspired by his upbringing in 1960s Israel, where he was captivated by the area’s plentiful assortment of ethnic beauty.”
“Tal’s new series visually encompasses the individual human and widespread cultural essences of Eastern civilization, while thematically pertaining to the region’s societal ailments. Referencing ancient elements against modern-day subjects to assemble each masterwork, the artist marries timeless elegance with the representational prominence of tradition that continues to thrive in this custom-rich area of the world. The series serves as a furtherance of Tal’s explorative cross-cultural journey through heritage and intuition, initially inspired by his upbringing in 1960s Israel, where he was captivated by the area’s plentiful assortment of ethnic beauty.
“When it comes to social injustice I have tried to bring attention primarily to unfortunate political and societal situations in Asia”, Tal compassionately reveals. He continues to provoke societal revelation in this series through images of children in mature and lavish garb.”
Tal was fortunate to be able to travel extensively from the age of fifteen, throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Drawing inspiration from his travels, he sketched human and architectural forms until he discovered “the power of camera and film.” In 1981, Tal traveled to New York, which he found to be “as culturally and ethnically diverse as his birth country, except on a much grander scale,” and New York became his home.
Drew Tal ~ East Of The Sun – New Exhibition on view from September 21 to November 4, 2017. Opening Reception will be held on Thursday September 21st from 6:00-8:00pm. Emmanuel Fremin Gallery is located at 547 West 27th Street, Suite 510 in Chelsea. Drinks provided by their sponsor, Remy Martin.