On September 1, 2121, a group exhibition will start at the gallery. The multi-participant exhibition and works were set under the joint curatorship of Shelly Rashkes and Nili Witztum . The date of the exhibition falls when the autumn knocks on our doors as a gong ringing marking the transition from a cultural and economic lockdown decreed due to the corona crisis towards a period of renewed artistic flourishing mixed with the hope of returning to the blossoming of the “orchard”. The prolonged closure forced unemployment and cessation of exposure to the public which is the oxygen of artistic activity. on the other hand that has created new opportunities. Many of the artists have inevitably discovered new sources of inspiration and hidden abilities that have not been used before.
Now they are manifested either by shifting skills from one field to a new field, or by discovering qualities and life experiences that have been documented layer by layer in new topics and techniques. The "Home" in all its senses, internal and external has been redefined, the expression changed the points of view to new experiences and this was the crop displayed in this exhibition
The artist Nikita Ben Ami worked as a goldsmith for about 20 years in the Neve Tzedek complex in Tel Aviv. She brought with her the talent for beauty and creation when she immigrated to Israel from Uzbekistan and here in Israel she worked as a multidimensional artist. Her jewelry works and were delicate sculptures trying to touch the possible boundary of the materials and forms. At the same time she painted and sculpted in free styles various subjects. During the Corona period she experienced the closure in all its forms while moving to Kadima. When she relocated, she turned her home into a residence for her works at a new studio and house in a loving and open atmosphere. Nikita began to draw self-taught and to her surprise won praise and success. The closure sharpened her sense of the enigma of life which cannot be taken for granted.
The representative work is a look through the bars of time that obscures the view and reveals only a tap, the work gives a sense of a glimpse from a closed but hopeful place to the bright and open outside similar to a prisoner's gaze. In another view, the work describes a new fabric of life that is woven over the limits of an arbitrary and knitted reality and that fabric grows and forms within the framework of existential constraints. Her other works describe frequencies of renewable indication that strive for presence, connection and realization.