Shades of Feeling Jan Rauchwerger: Works from 1979 to 2003February 10, 2004-June 26, 2004
Location: Ayala Zacks Abramov Pavilion for Israel Art
Curator: Ruth Apter-Gabriel
Media: Oils, pastels, and watercolors
Jan Rauchwerger's art is a powerful blend of sensuous color, light, and impressive painterly qualities. At first glance his visually appealing works are simple, accessible, and non-provocative, but closer observation reveals underlying layers reflecting deep, often unsettling insights into human nature and the tensions and conflicts of daily life. This is the first important comprehensive exhibition of the work of Rauchwerger (who was born in the former USSR and immigrated to Israel in 1973). The exhibition comprises over 100 works, including oils, pastels, and watercolors, spanning the last quarter of a century.