The Spaces Between
Tue, June 11, 2019 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An Exhibition by Maya Gelfman & Roie Avidan aka Mind the Heart! Project.
The Spaces Between strives to showcase significant moments that reflect the different layers of what it means to be an artist, creating and living on the road in present-day America.
The Osher Marin JCC is delighted to present The Spaces Between an exhibit of photographs that document public works created by Israeli artists, Maya Gelfman and Roie Avidan aka Mind the Heart! Project. The images document the time between 2017-2019, as the artists journeyed across 42 states on an all-encompassing experiment with serendipity. The highlight of the exhibit is a site-specific, one of a kind piece: a mural done in the signature technique of “drawing” on walls with tangible materials such as yarn, foam and felt.
The artists will be creating the installation from Monday, June 10-Tuesday, June 11th. The public is invited to watch and engage with the process. The exhibit is on view through August 25, 2019. A concurrent exhibit produced by Mind the Heart is on view at the Peninsula JCC from June 11-Augusts 25. This exhibit includes a separate but related photo series, and a site-specific installation as well. We encourage the public to visit both locations for the full scope of the artists’ work.
The Spaces Between strives to showcase significant moments that reflect the different layers of what it means to be an artist, creating and living on the road in present-day America. The images include street interventions, installations in nature, visual observations and “palettes” of colors and textures, to form an aesthetic diary of sorts, documenting the artists’ experiences on the road.
“Mind the Heart! is a global art project that promotes mindfulness through site-specific street art, public actions and lectures. The project, established in 2009, is a collaboration between Israeli artists Maya Gelfman & Roie Avidan.”
Gallery, Kurland, Atrium
ABOUT MIND THE HEART!
Mind the Heart! (est. 2009) is a worldwide art project by Israeli artists Maya Gelfman & Roie Avidan. In the past decade, the project has reached more than 100 cities across 5 continents: from New York to Bangkok, Sydney to London, from the Israel National Museum and the National Cathedral in D.C. to orphanages in Kenya and Uganda. The project aims to get audiences to be present and connected to their surroundings. This is achieved through tangible street art and public interactions. The art reflects a direct influence of the place, time and people there.
Recent partners include: City of Houston TX, City of Tel Aviv, The Smithsonian D.C., National Cathedral D.C., Rice University TX, University of Central Arkansas, Hillary Clinton Children’s Library in Little Rock AR, Building 98 in Marfa TX, Creative Discovery Museum TN.