Online Exhibition: A Touch of Air by Smadar Eliasaf
Gordon Gallery presents an online exhibition: A Touch of Air by Smadar Eliasaf
Smadar Eliasaf's paintings of ultra-thin threads of paintare among the most delicate and unique in contemporary abstract Israeli painting. She is a non-painter painter; a painter who does not observe reality, does not hold a brush, and does not depict things. She is abstract in its purest; the local (perhaps also the female) response to Jackson Pollock, Piet Mondrian, and other masters of pure abstract. Once painting sets itself free from the world, the action remains, the body remains. Thus, Eliasaf is possibly also the most physical among Israel's painters.
Gordon Gallery was established in 1966 on Gordon Street, Tel Aviv, and has since held hundreds of exhibitions and published countless catalogs and art books. The gallery is renowned for its collection of fine Israeli art, one of the largest of its kind, and for representing today's leading Israeli artists as well as several important estates.
In 1975, the gallery expanded its operation to engage in the auctioning of Israeli art. In 1977 it became the first official auction house in Israel, making it a cornerstone in the Israeli art market. The gallery and auction house played an instrumental role in building some of the most prestigious collections of Israeli art, both locally and abroad.
In 2016, on its 50th anniversary, Gordon Gallery moved to a new venue at Hapelech Street in southern Tel Aviv, designed by Gottesman-Szmelcman Architects. In its new home, the gallery focuses on contemporary Israeli and international art, with an emphasis on international exhibitions, collections, centering its attention on the next generation of artists and art lovers.
In 2018, an additional, extensive 400-sqm space was inaugurated at nearby 5 Hazerem St., working with a new, younger stable of artists, as a natural continuation to the established Gordon Gallery. Together, both galleries offer a comprehensive view of today's art, combined with the perspective gained from decades of exhibiting leading contemporary art.