Event DetailsApril 4, 2019 – April 28, 2019
Amiad GalleryAmiad 12
Tel Aviv, Israel
In an unprecedented exhibition, Chen Winkler has installed works of art, photographs, sculptures of stone and steel that vividly depict the pains and pride, the triumphs and tragedies, and the citizen inside of each reservist that peeks out from behind the uniform.
At once inspiring and thought provoking, this exhibition, “Reserves, a Travel Journal” draws inspiration from the turbulence experienced in the stark shifts between citizen and soldier, father and defender, family and camaraderie.
Within the framework of the exhibition, works of art that Winkler has fashioned over the past years will be presented throughout the gallery. The installments are made of stone and steel, among which are powerful monumental statues and three dimensional wall reliefs, as well as engaging photographs documenting three decades of reservist experience. The exceptionally complex masonry combined with the unique cuts of rare stone that characterise Chen’s work, take center stage in the new exhibition.
Among the many installments in the gallery, a few stand out especially. “The Salute” at a staggering height of 2.4 meters is made of a stone that symbolises what a real soldier is made of throughout his service. “Ben Gurion” in his famous headstand pose takes on a new and impressive form in a 2.2 meter statue. “The Spirit Bird” that the artist created out of inspiration from his travels to Poland, and the installment of “APC and Helicopters – Command Day” made from pieces of metal floating from the roof of the gallery and based upon photographs documenting battle situations and tactics.