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Judith Ostrowitz

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Pouring Water (2013) Digitized Imagery on Plexiglas
The Subject of the Art Braves the Elements, Two (2012) Digitized Imagery on Plexiglas
The Subject of the Art Braves the Elements, One (2012) Digitized Imagery on Plexiglas
Intelligence of the Body (2010) Digitized Imagery on Plexiglas
Every Solid Thing (2009) Digitized Imagery on Plexiglas
Artist's Statement

Works on Plexiglas

These semi-transparent pieces suggest images that live in the mind’s eye, unmoored by the requirements of wall, floor, or canvas. They are constructed from my digitized paintings, drawings, and photographs and sometimes combined with scanned fabrics, stones, and other materials. These pastiches are then transformed in Photoshop, printed on film, and adhered to Plexiglas. Installation with spacers positions the panels an inch or two away from the wall, allowing light to flow through them. Shaped panels or examples with extensions are made to enhance magical effects.

The shape-shifting that results from these techniques refers to processes of transformation in personal life, world history, and nature. Images and concepts are derived from Alchemy, Qabalah, Tarot, and other Western Mystery Traditions. They explore the problematic matter of fixed position and the mutability of reality according to perception.


Selected Exhibitions

“Alchemy/ work relating to themes of transformation.” Hudson Guild Gallery; 441 West 26th Street; New York City. February 6 – April 5, 2009.

“Art for Home and Handbag.” Kiana Malekzadeh Gallery; 526 West 26th Street; New York City. June 2006.

“Der Erste Weltkrieg aus der Sict des 21, Jahrhunderts” (A 21st Century View of World War I). St. Thomas Church; Berlin, Germany. Agentur Bildende Kunst Berlin. August 15, - November 15, 2004.

Bertone Gallery; Montclair, New Jersey. November 1999 - January 2000.

The Silo Gallery; New Milford, Connecticut. May 1999.

“Art for Kids’ Sake;” Thread Waxing Space, New York City, 1999. 1997, 1996.

“Coin Vanishing” One Person Exhibition. SoHo 20 Gallery, New York City, April 1996.

One Person Exhibitions, SoHo 20 Gallery, New York City. November 1993, October 1990, October 1988.

Animal Stories. Goddard-Riverside Center. New York City, May 1994.