Sun Rise Yellow , 2010, straps of vinyl and zippers, courtesy of the artist
Yaara Zach's works are featured on the Museum's two floors, in the two exhibitions comprising "Formally Speaking." Her works reflect the direction in which the exhibition wishes to point-engagement with matter, materiality, and forms, and the way in which a formalist discussion may shift one to formal discussion.
The colorful floor pieces presented here transpire on the line between painting and sculpture. Sun Rise Yellow is a round yellow PVC sheet placed on the floor, with black zippers attached to it like contours; Not a Morning Person is comprised of colorful zippers placed one on the other. The discourse about painting emerges from the works through the use of color surfaces and contours. The titles ironically reflect the need to decipher the abstract through a narrative or, at the least, through atmosphere and mood.
As floor pieces, the works call to mind mosaic pavements in ancient synagogues or, alternatively, sidewalk drawings. Concurrently, they respond to the status of the painting as an independent object, while attempting to explore or experiment with the conduct of painting prior to the modern era, when it served as part of a structure. Like other artists in the exhibition, Zach too seems to deliberately skirt painting; it seems easier to consider and confront it from a distance.
Born in Israel 1984; lives and works in Tel Aviv