FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BAZEL GALLERY presents ALICE MIZRACHI
in her solo exhibition,
“WINDOWS OF LOVE”
“Windows of Love,” presented by Bazel Gallery, features select works by artist Alice Mizrachi that explore and celebrate the many facets of love.
Alice paints the simple exchanges of love she glimpses while people-watching and depicts them in her paintings as snapshots, to share that fleeting moment of connection we feel when we are witnesses to love. Whether it’s the love of a father and child, friends, lovers, love for animals, nature, home or the love of self, Alice encourages us to notice that love, in all its multidimensional facets, is often felt as recognition.
“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open hearted vision of people who embrace life.” – John Lennon
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 20:00-22:00
Closing Date: Sunday, August 4, 2013
1 Hashlah Street, Tel Aviv, Israel
About Alice Mizrachi
Alice Mizrachi is a painter and teaching artist in New York. Through painting, murals, printmaking and installations, Alice creates figurative work that depicts characters whose relationships and emotions reflect her perspective of the social environment. Alice seeks to spread empathy and compassion through site-specific projects that are positive visual responses to social issues that affect neighboring residents.
In her roles as artist and teacher, Alice explores art as a path for communities and individuals to heal through creative expression. She works to empower and inspire women and girls by elevating females to sacred archetypes in her art. And as a teaching artist, Alice extends her personal commitment to art as a tool for healing through hands-on creative projects that help others express their ideas about topics such as environmentalism, identity and community.
Alice co-founded YOUNITY in 2006, a women’s art collective that has provided a professional platform for hundreds of women in the arts through exhibitions, panel discussions, mural productions, and youth workshops.
Alice occasionally lectures at universities and participates in discussions on arts and activism topics; she also writes curriculum and leads staff-development workshops for arts programming. She has received numerous grants and has an ongoing studio residency in Manhattan.
Her artwork has been exhibited at Washington DC’s Museum of Contemporary Art and The National Women’s Museum. She is represented by Mighty Tanaka Gallery in New York and Bazel Gallery in Tel Aviv, and her work has also been shown in galleries around the world including Colette, Causey Contemporary, Fifty 24LA and Intermedia Arts.
Publications which have featured Alice and her artwork include The New York Daily News, Time Out NY, New York Magazine, Huffington Post, Marie Claire, Juxtapoz, Haaretz, and Street Art NYC, among others. She is a 1999 graduate of Parsons The New School for Design in New York City.
Back to back- nonstop this fall!!! I’m so ready for a rested vacation on the beach somewhere secluded. No rest for me until after my next solo show at Weldon Arts this winter. For this art basel me and my studio collective went to Miami to do a show at Miami Light Project. We did an exhibition entitled PREMIERE and an exterior mural production. It was so much fun! Thanks to the staff at Miami Light Project- Beth Boone, Sevim, Rebekah, Estelle, Megan, Simone and Justin. Thanks to Clyde Valentin from Hi Arts, George at All the Right and Scott and Steve from Ur place for sponsoring the event. We appreciate all the support! Check out the select photos below.
My fertility goddess rug displayed during the show- these can be purchased at http://www.urplace.com
My trip to Israel this summer was eye opening and enlightening. I discovered things about my family history that I have been searching for. I found out my dad’s side of the family migrated to Israel from Cordoba, Spain during the Spanish Inquisition. I met some family members who I havent been connected to in over 15 years and I visited places my parents lived and worked in Tel Aviv. I decided to use this new information I gathered in my second solo exhibition at Bazel Gallery. One spot I was particularly inspired by was a place near Rehov Hamasger where my dad worked in the 50′s. Currently this place is facing demolition and it once was the heart of the auto industry. My dad worked there for many years before migrating to New York. I was enamored by the tin shacks and the semi demolished walls that possessed so much character and history. I collected bits and pieces of the walls that were being torn down. After returning to this location numerous times I came across this wall- the very last wall standing in this area. I felt like I was collecting pieces of my dad’s history that were about to disappear forever. The significance of this place and remaining wall was included in my installation at the gallery. It is a mixture of pieces I collected from this site as well as old frames I found at markets and antique frame shops. check out the pics below.
I been juggling a few projects since November so I’m just getting caught up on the blog. Directly after the Chevy Sonic project I went to Art Basel to paint and show some work. I was impressed with both good and bad art. Most of all it was so much fun painting with my friends in the beautiful sunny weather.Below is a brief slideshow of my experience in Miami for Art Basel 2011. check it
my first solo show in Paris and I’m feeling so great about it- VERY thankful! Please see below for a recap…
Thanks to Elise Herszkowicz and Cristobal Diaz from Give Me A Wall Festival who really made it happen- the hosts with the mosts:) Thanks to Galerie 154 and the whole Paris crew for your warm welcome and good vibez!!! Definitely more to come soon!
This summer has been super duper busy for me so of course I haven’t had a chance to blog- here it is. A mashup blog entry of all my projects since MAY…
SEASON KICK OFF PIECE
This May my homie Free5 asked me to get down on this wall in Astoria by Ditmars Blvd (around the corner from Jackson Hole Diner). Had a great time and painted a character that I was really diggin’. Peep the pics. THANKS FREE5:)
THE ACCOKEEK FOUNDATION
Me and Diana took a trip out to Maryland to visit The Accokeek Foundation. We had a meeting with some of the AMAZING folks who are protecting and fighting for our food rights. This YOUNITY research trip was necessary since our next fall YOUNITY show focuses on food sovereignty. See pics below…
THANKS to Molly from Accokeek for hosting us:)
THE LAUNDROMAT PROJECT
I was hired to work for The Laundromat Project this year which goes into NYC communities and sets up art workshops outside laundromats. I taught a t shirt bleach batik workshop focusing on your neighborhood… here are some pics:
SING FOR HOPE PIANOS
This year I was invited to participate in the Sing For Hope Piano Pop Up Project. My piano is currently located at Washington Market on Greenwich Street and Reade Street, downtown NYC. : See pic below for my piano:) AND GO CHECK MY PIANO OUT UNTIL JULY 2nd. I also taught a workshop with the ART U! students to create their own pianos.. so inspiring! I am honored to be teaching with Sing for Hope year round starting August.
These professional visual artists have volunteered alongside community members, Sing for Hope Art U! students, and master technician Fred Patella to bring their 88 individual Pop-Up Pianos to life. And once the Pop-Up Pianos hit the streets, hundreds of Sing for Hope Volunteer Artists from NYC’s great stages will bring the pianos further to life with their Pop-Up Concerts!
THANKS JOSE for inviting me and hiring me to teach students at Sing for Hope!
Thanks to the crew who participated in my second workshop- it is an honor to work with you guys! Cant wait until the next one… This is the second workshop hosted at my place. I love that my community reaches out asking for art workshops. I didnt take that many pics this session but here are a few.. the next one will be stencil making in August:) If you’re interested in participating email me: email@example.com
This year was the 2nd annual Welling Court Mural Project and I along with many other artists were invited to paint this neighborhood. Like last year the community came out to feed us and make sure we were all good. They also hosted a block party for us with delicious food, good tunes and positive vibez! You can’t even imagine how good it feels to have people in the community support what you do. THANKS to ALLISON AND GARRISON of ADHOC Art for putting this together- u guys are a dynamic duo!!!!
Looking forward to next year:)
Just got back from Seattle and Walla Walla, Washington this week for meetings about a really DOPE upcoming project that’s on the horizon… I will be traveling to Seattle often this coming year:) stay tuned for more info about that later. While I was out there I got to chill with some really cool peeps and get a piece done. The gorgeous mansion I stayed at was so inspiring; I was anxious to bless it!!! Check out some of the flicks below and of course a very special thank you to Stephanie Dorgan for hosting and Steve Miller as well as Tilson for bringing all my materials and buckets of energy! much love… more to come soon:)
WHATS NEXT… 2 shows in BK, solos show in Paris, solo show in Israel and YOUNITY show in the fall.
INVITES TO FOLLOW
This year I made it out to Art Basel in Miami and met up with a bunch of my friends. The whole trip was so inspiring, I got to see my peeps that I barely see, I got to paint in the sunny warm weather and I got to check out some AMAZING shows that were really inspirational. Peep the flicks….
THANKS TO CORY & SKINZ who really hooked it up with the housing situation and paint! much love to you FAM!!! Thanks to TYPOE & ENMITY for wall space and lastly thanks to FREE 5 who is always down and always supporting! LOVE MY PEEPS:)
I thought this was a fitting post for this weeks Halloween festivities . The catacombs inspired my costume for Halloween this year.