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 Haunted House   The Haunted House
    Photograph on Fine Art Paper
    16" x 21"
    Shifra Levyathan

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

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

  • The Street Corner 01   The Street Corner 01
    Photograph on Fine Art Paper
    22.5" x 26.5"
    Shifra Levyathan

  • The Street Corner 02   The Street Corner 02
    Photograph on Fine Art Paper
    22.5" x 26.5"
    Shifra Levyathan

  • The Street Corner 03   The Street Corner 03
    Photograph on Fine Art Paper
    22.5" x 26.5"
    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

Shifra’s direct experiences of the landscapes of towns and cities are but a starting point for photographs that come to be altered via digital technology. Beginning with her digital camera, snapping photos of architectural structures and social situations, she then filters these moments through computer software, creating surrealistic and sometimes startling images. This blend of photographic realism with digital alterations lends her work an almost predictive character — as though she were recreating scenes and juxtapositions of phenomena which are only dimly suggested by actual environments.

Her intuition for what is most foreboding in a landscape, city street, or place of dwelling darkly crystallizes in the photograph The Haunted House. Here, a more of less conventionally elegant house has been ripped from any familiar context where it might appear warm and inviting. Instead, it seems collaged to an arid, Mars-like desert, where the only signs of life are occasional weeds and winged creatures which seem to circle the house. The anxiety-inducing character of the house’s facade feels uncomfortably close despite all suggestions of distance.




 
Shifra is an award-winning artist who has had an album of her works published and has exhibited in both group and solo exhibitions.