530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Shifra Levyathan
Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • The Street Corner   The Street Corner
    Photograph on Fine Art Paper
    22.5" x 27"
    Shifra Levyathan

  • The Boardwalk   The Boardwalk
    Photograph on Fine Art Paper
    16" x 26"
    Shifra Levyathan

  • The One Who Went Away   The One Who Went Away
    Photograph on Fine Art Paper
    16" x 26"
    Shifra Levyathan

  • Floating City   Floating City
    Digital Photography
    21" x 27.5"
    Shifra Levyathan

  • New Solutions   New Solutions
    Digital Photography
    21" x 27.5"
    Shifra Levyathan

  • A Story in 3 Chapters   A Story in 3 Chapters
    Digital Photography
    18.5" x 60"
    Shifra Levyathan


Shifra Levyathan

SHIFRA LEVYATHAN

Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography
April 28 - May 18, 2018
Reception: Thursday May 3, 2018 6-8 PM

In her photographs, Shifra aims to capture “a parallel reality that only exists when it is spotted by the eye, and immortalized by the camera.” Her mastery of light and composition vividly emanates that parallel reality. Calling herself an “urban photographer,” she produces distinctive, evocative images that provide a multi-faceted view of city life — capturing its moments of solitude and quiet as well as its hustle and bustle.

Shifra creates her unique worlds through contrast and juxtaposition. On one hand, she uses the camera to record the objects, people and textures of the physical world with a precise clarity. But on the other, she ingeniously employs the camera’s ability to distort what is seen, fracturing a crowd scene into a kaleidoscopic pattern, or turning a solitary figure into a dreamy, cloud-like blur. Sometimes she also digitally manipulates images, bending and twisting architectural elements and transforming the imagery into futuristic landscapes or intriguing fictional worlds. “I would like my moments to add beauty,” she says, “and maybe change the way my viewers see the world that surrounds them.”
 
Shifra is an award-winning artist who has had an album of her works published and has exhibited in both group and solo exhibitions.