Event DetailsFriday, May 17, 2019
(this event is over)
Artspace Tel AvivShvil Hamerets 6
The works of Lucy Elkivity are like birds.
Somewhere between the ceiling and the floor, incessantly in motion, suspended amidst the distant sky and the earth, there is a stillness of waiting,
of strange-looking string puppets, out of context, embodying nothing of their roles as marionettes.
No one grasps them from above, yet they themselves clasp words, fragments of sentences – pictures.
Fans that spread open without a hand to hold them.
Lightweight paper fans, branches that spread like the toes of a water bird. Fans which are heavy and black,
that no one will flutter.
Above all of these, vast drawings. Brushstrokes aspiring to be wings. To fly.
Sometimes falling, splitting into black drops which surrender to the earth.
Air currents do not blow through the fans. They do not set the marionette’s effigy into motion.
Only black wings will that try repeatedly to ascend.
Taly Cohen Garbuz