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Behind Izhar Patkin’s “Wandering Veil” at MASS MoCA
Amy Krzanik reports from North Adams.
MASS MoCA’s largest gallery is now home to Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil (on view through September 1), an overview of the Israeli-born, New York-based artist’s 30-year career. On Saturday, January 18, guests packed the gallery for a talk by Patkin and an opening reception for the exhibition, whose centerpiece is a collection of mural-size paintings on tulle entitled “Veiled Threats,” which was inspired by the poems of the late Agha Shahid Ali, and which is making its U.S. debut here at MASS MoCA. The show also includes collage, paintings in a variety of styles, and an eclectic array of sculpture created from aluminum, wax, porcelain and blown-glass. Shown above: Izhar Patkin and Artis founder Rivka Saker.
John Broussard, Gregory Khalil, Carmel Mulvany, and Jonathan McVey; Katherine Partington and Daniel Kornguth of Generative Arts Vermont.
MASS MoCA’s Jodi Joseph, Izhar Patkin, MASS MoCA Director Joseph Thompson, Artis founder Rivka Saker, and Francoise Guichon; Agha Iqbal Ali, brother of poet Agha Shahid Ali, and MASS MoCA’s Director of Education Laura Thompson.
Dr. Chris Himes and Emily Pulfer-Terino; Derek Parker, Debora Coombs, and Mason Hurley.
Lance Thompson, Lawrence Deurloo, and Spiros Halaris; David Deming and Brandon Graving.
Guests marvel over Patkin’s Gardens for the Global City; MASS MoCA Trustee-Emeritus Carmela Haklisch and Director of Development Bill Belcher.