Solo Exhibitions

Heavy Water – Peter Greenaway

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Tel Aviv

22 October – 3 December 2011

The famous British filmmaker and artist Peter Greenaway presents a new, spectacular project Heavy Water, a multimedia project by Change Performing Arts, which was especially planned for Chelouche Gallery’s unique exhibit halls in Israel.
After showing projects such as the 9 Classic Paintings Revisited and Leonardo’s last supper in solo exhibitions as well as famous international art events like the Venice Biennale and Expo Shanghai, Greenaway now celebrate World Première in Israel.

He is known for his unique avant-garde approach and  his cinematic work has been praised by the critics. Many of his films have become cult classics. Greenaway explores and experiments in new artistic fields: He likes to probe the boundaries of different media types, challenge his audience and he spurs  philosophical debates regarding the role of art in the contemporary world and in our lives in general.
Greenaway’s new project Heavy Water is a theatrical and dramatic mix of sound, painting, drawing and video, accompanied by the publication of an art book. It elicits apocalyptic thoughts and contains an ostensibly prophetic warning concerning nuclear proliferation and the future of our planet.

„In the last decade, global warming, changing meteorological patterns, melting ice-caps and deepening seas have re-alerted our respectful contemplation of water. Most of the paintings in this catalogue were made in a house in Amsterdam not far from the North Sea, and evidence is gathering that this house will be swept away by floods before the year 2035. The events in this year of 2011 in Japan have disturbed us all and brought vividly to our attention, the thin veneer of our control over water.“ Peter Greenaway

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Data Sweep: David Bowen

The Esther Klein Gallery at Breadboard is pleased to announce its newest exhibit Data Sweep: David Bowen. An Art in America review described Bowen as taking an “absurdist approach to the translation of scientific technology into art.” Bowen’s work creates a strange symbiosis between technology and the natural world. Mircocontrollers translate the activity of natural agents, like a swarm of flies or live data from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data buoy stations around the globe, into mechanical motion that animates his art.

Data Sweep will be on view at the Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) from January 14th through March 20th, 2011 in Esther Klein Gallery at 3600 Market Street.

Growth Rendering Device, David Bowen

About the Exhibition:

Data Sweep features works by artist David Bowen. Bowen’s work focuses on outcomes that occur when machines interact with the natural world. He produces complex devices and situations that are set in motion to create drawings, movements, compositions, sounds and objects based on their interaction with the space and time they occupy. The devices he constructs often play both the roles of observer and creator, providing limited and mechanical perspectives of dynamic situations and living objects.

Included in the exhibition will be Growth Rendering Device (see image), a system that provides light and food in the form of hydroponic solution for the plant. The plant reacts to the device by growing. The device in-turn reacts to the plant by producing a rasterized inkjet drawing of the plant every twenty-four hours. This system is allowed to run indefinitely and the final outcome is not predetermined.

Data Sweep – List of Works

About the Artist:

David Bowen is an artist and educator. His work has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions including: Brainwave at Exit Art, New York; The Japan Media Arts Festival at The National Art Center, Tokyo; Artbots at Eyebeam, New York and Data + Art at The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA. His work has been featured in publications such as: Art in America, Leonardo and Sculpture Magazine. He was recently awarded Grand Prize in the Art Division in The Japan Media Art Festival and Third Prize in the Vida 12.0 Art and Artificial Life International Awards. He received his BFA from Herron School of Art in 1999 and his MFA from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis in 2004. He is currently an Associate Professor of Sculpture and Physical Computing at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

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eco-art course

The 1st International Eco-Artists’ Residency

Call for artists

We are happy to announce the opening of the first international artist residency which specializes in ecological art, in the world.

The Photography & Eco-art Centre, includes a charming and relaxing artist residency which allows the artist to create, explore or fill batteries, in a homely environment.

To apply for the residency please send us information about you and your artistic achievements:

  1. Full name, country, state, address, phones and e mails, website.
  2. Short CV, including a list of solo exhibitions, locations and issues addressed. Short list of group exhibitions.
  3. Abstract of at least two of your main projects ( short description, not more than 300 words each)
  4. Five-ten Photos of your artwork ( JPG, 70DPI), preferred those which are related
  5. to environmental issues and captions/descriptions in a net quality.

Please indicate, what would you like to do while you are here according to priority?

  • Receive eco-art workshops, and/ or an environmental photography workshop, and/or ceramic workshop, or work in a welding and wood studio* ( *only for experienced artists)?
  • Register for the Eco-art course
  • Walks and hikes, create new artwork  ( please describe )
  • Make your research for a new artwork based on the ecosystem near the residency?
  • Volunteer in studio office, in the garden?
  • Make contacts with local artists, ecologists?  Receive environmental consultant for a new artwork?
  • Studying at the eco-art studio, archive and professional library
  • Other?

Please indicate preferred dates and desired length for residency ( minimum a week-two monthes)

Costs: The artist is encouraged to apply for a grant in his/her own country/university/ community. A letter of invitation can be sent to selected artists. Please send request for costs of stay.

The Eco-art Residency is making a huge effort to find grants for needed guests, and is looking for funding.

To support the residency please call- 972-2-9912101

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Featured Artist: Dianna Cohen

as published in the Fall 2009 issue of the CSPA Quarterly

Los Angeles-based multi-media visual artist, painter and curator Dianna Cohen is best known for her two-dimensional and three-dimensional works using recycled plastic bags – sewn together – ranging from small hanging pieces to room-sized installations. 

Cohen’s work has been applied to surfboards in the acclaimed group show FLOW – fine lines on water, which she also curated. In 2007, Cohen expanded into making wearable art pieces using recycled materials, including stage outfits for alt-rock duo The Ditty Bops and a “green carpet” dress for actress Rachelle Carson. Her “conscious couture” and art were featured on Ed Begley’s environmentally themed HGTV series Living With Ed and on the CBS EcoZone Project with Daisy Fuentes. 

Other projects include:  The Curse, a book of stories at: and Citizenlove, new 2008 textiles based on her plastic work and viewable at:

Solo shows include post, Art Affairs gallery in Amsterdam, the Sutton Gallery in Melbourne, and Frank Pictures in Santa Monica, CA. She has shown in group exhibitions at Affirmation Arts in NYC, the Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, the Bronx Museum in NYC and the Tampa Museum of Art in Florida.

In 2008, she had work in the exhibition Just How Does A Patriot Act at The OCCCA in Orange County and at SPARC in Venice, CA and in the exhibition Recreate in Santa Monica.

In 2009, Cohen had solo exhibitions at Elizabeth Budia Gallery, Barcelona, and Art From Scrap in Santa Barbara. In 2010, her work will be exhibited in BCN: Nights Gallery in Barcelona, Spain.