COLLAGE ON VIEW
at Main Window in Brooklyn, New York, USA
20 December 2019-13 February 2020
Opening Reception: 9 January, 6-8PM
Etty Yaniv’s installation is informed by the vitrine’s distinct architectural characteristics, history, and its location in Dumbo near the East River. Marked by a spectacular golden frame from a by-gone era of industrial splendor, 1 Main Street is an iconic building constructed in 1914 by the maverick businessman and inventor Robert Gair, who invented machines to fold and manipulate paper for packaging goods. Yaniv’s installation coalesces thousands of fragments into an urban landscape, plastic and paper from shipping and packaging, scraps of architectural prints and drawings, altogether it becomes monumental yet fragile, reflecting on the delicate balance between water and land.
Etty Yaniv works on her art, art writing, and curatorial projects in Brooklyn. She exhibited in solo and group shows at galleries and museums nationally and internationally, including The Haifa Museum of Art, Israel, State Silk Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia, Newark Museum of Art, NJ, Monmouth Museum of Art, New Jersey, Torrance Art Museum, California, AIR gallery, Brooklyn, Sheen Cultural Center, New York, Long Island University, Brooklyn, Purdue University, Indiana, UCONN University, Stamford, Connecticut, Helen Day, Vermont, Musée Héritage Museum, St. Albert, California, Zero1 Biennial in San Francisco, and Leipziger Baumwollspinnerie, Leipzig Germany. Her work is in institutional and private collections nationally and internationally, such as State Silk Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia, The Foundation Center, New York, ElephantArt, Switzerland, and other private collectors in USA, Israel and Canada. She was awarded the Two Trees studio program in 2018. She is running the online magazine Art Spiel.
1 Main Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201 USA