WHAT FOLLOWS IS AN ASTONISHING CLANDESTINE RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION. IT IS COMPRISED OF WORK FROM THE LAST 50 YEARS BY THE ARTIST AMIKAM TOREN. IF YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE ALREADY FAMILIAR WITH HIS WORK YOU MAY FIND MUCH THAT IS NEW TO YOU; IF THIS IS A FIRST ENCOUNTER, YOUR CURIOSITY WILL BE RICHLY REWARDED.

SINCE THE LATE ’60s TOREN HAS BEEN ADDRESSING THE WAYS IN WHICH REPRESENTATION CAN INCORPORATE THAT WHICH IT REPRESENTS. HIS IS A UNIQUE PRACTICE. SUBJECTING THE OBJECT TO DESTRUCTION OR REDUCTION, OR EXTRAPOLATING FROM ITS FUNCTION AND FORM, HE EXTRACTS ITS PHYSICAL MATTER TO USE AS MATERIAL FOR ITS OWN RICHER REPRESENTATION. IN THIS SIMULTANEOUS ACT OF DESTRUCTION AND CREATION IT IS MADE CLEAR THAT ANYTHING CAN SERVE A USEFUL FUNCTION IN ART. NOW WE HAVE THE CHANCE TO EXPORE THE EXTRAORDINARY WORK TO WHICH TOREN HAS APPLIED HIS ALCHEMY.






A PROJECT DEVELOPED BY ANTHONY REYNOLDS GALLERY
IN COLLABORATION WITH BOYARSKY MURPHY ARCHITECTS


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