Synthetics by Gali Greenspan at Frontispace


Frontispace is pleased to announce Synthetics, an exhibition of work by Gali Greenspan. Greenspan’s solo show at Frontispace showcases a new body of work that resulted from a set of synthesized images and analog video footage recorded at Signal Culture Studio Residency for Analogue Video, Owego, NY. These works are the reflection of a passionate dive into the process of exploring the analog video’s unique rhythm and colors. The hands-on process with heritage equipment, such as Sandin image processor, Jones analog coloriser, MVIP, and Wobbulator, later evolved into work with moving images, printed frames sequences, and plotter drawings. With emphasis on the nature of the specific space dynamics this exhibition showcases a series of printed images and digital drawings on raw surfaces, large prints on massproduced carpets and a moving image sequence that documents Greenspan’s experimentation with the materiality of analog systems. A dissonance between an image flooded with color and movement captured on video, and the material’s inherent glitches and noise replicates Greenspan’s own emotional detachment from her new home rural environment and its common interior features. When reproduced on different materials such as aluminum flashing and a mass-produced carpet the video images that were pulled out of sequences, become bound by time and space. A new dialogue is formed between the material’s surface and the digital input: the fiber echoes the pixels, a change in orientation replicates shifts in repetitive frame patterns. The greyness of the mundane transformed into color through the digital translation, gleams on the aluminum surface and saturates the stains on the rug. The exhibition also includes a series of archival ink drawings created with an XY plotter. The work employs images recorded with analogue video synthesizer and converted to layered vector lines to capture the rhythm of a moving image. “Being a parent, artist, earning a living and teaching, I create in an occupied space. By placing a grid and initiate movement I am trying to control and reverse myself. The ‘Grid’ is not unified, it is contradictory and grounds multiple viewpoints, crossing lines of binary divisions of logic systems of the virtual and the real existence.” Gali Greenspan (b. 1979, Jerusalem) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Alfred, NY. Greenspan’s work traverses a variety of mediums, including video footage, sound samples, analogue processed footage, ceramics, and site-specific installations of prints on a variety of household materials. With its emphasis on architectural forms, her work questions our expectation for coherent order, narrative and borders. Greenspan earned both her BFA and MFA with honors from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem. Graduate from Alma College for Hebrew Culture, Tel-Aviv (2009). Exhibited in solo such as at HiLo gallery, Catskill NY, Cohen Gallery, Alfred NY and group shows in Israel and the world. Awarded grants from Institute for Electronics Arts Alfred NY, Signal Culture, NY, NFCT (New Foundation for Cinema and Television, Israel), The America-Israel foundation, Association of Israel Decorative Arts and the Tel Aviv Museum of art and Bezalel Academy excellency awards. Her works are in the Israeli Parliament collection. Greenspan is a contributor and editorial stuff member for 1280°c Magazine for Material Culture and a former member of Hanina Contemporary Art Gallery - collectively owned non-profit gallery in Tel-Aviv. Her recent curatorial project was at the Fosdick- Nelson Gallery, Alfred, NY. Works as an Adjunct Professor at NYSCC devisions of Sculpture and Dimensional Studies and Expanded Media. Among her teaching, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Orthodox branch, Jerusalem, Thelma yelling High School for the Arts Israel. galigreenspan.com