Visions – Shay Id Alony
21 April - 02 June 2011
Shay Id Alony's solo exhibition Visions is the culmination of his research into the personal-figurative-cultural connection between inner space and everyday life.
Alony created a site-specific installation, in which he assembles a landscape of objects that allow an anonymous audience to create their own personal space within the distorted frame of the Gallery. The viewer is able to wander through various interior spaces, moving between partial objects, hybridizations and facades, ultimately joining Alony's personal journey through his collection of images that represent his inner world.
The pieces at Visions are strangely intimidating but at the same time nostalgically familiar. The connections between mundane and personal, practical and fantastic, mechanic and organic create a merge almost beyond containment; neither evolution nor hybridization, they represent an expression of an impossible assembly of meanings.
As derived from the exhibition title, the meaning does not lie in the objects or their static arrangement in the Gallery space but in the existence of countless potential visions (viewpoints) that might occur in the unique encounter between the viewer and the objects in the room, which ends at a split as once again strangers yet with each holding inside something of the other.
Shay Id Alony, MFA department of Art Haifa University, BDes Interior Design Management College Tel Aviv. Winner of the young artist award by the Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport (2009). Selected exhibitions: Award Exhibition, Herzelia Museum (2010); ArTLV (2009); Island, Bat Yam Museum of Art (2010); Grotesque, Haifa Museum (2009); Blind Spot, Petach Tikva Museum (2008); The Fest, Blurrr 6 – The 6th Biennial for Performance Art, Tel Aviv (2007).