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Leemour Pelli

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Almost-sight thoughts, 2009, oil on canvas, 60" x 48"
Almost-time thoughts, 2009, oil on canvas, 60" x 48"
Untitled(CoupleI) 2008, oil on canvas, 70" x 54"
Untitled(CoupleII), 2008, oil on canvas, 70" x 54"
Eastward one, West the other, 2009, oil on canvas, 60" x 48"
Artist's Statement

My work is a reflection on contemporary reality. In it I explore fundamental social and psychological aspects of the human condition, in relation to human perception and interaction. In some of my work, I focus on manifesting not only what the eye can see but what can not always see, or what I call "almost sight." I try to show what makes us blind, or try to make our blindness seen, by examining not only the visible aspects of reality, but also the limited nature of one's perception(s).


Leemour Pelli is a graduate of The School of Visual Arts (B.F.A., painting, 1994), Hunter College (Master of Arts degree in Art History, 1989), and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (B.A. in English Literature). She has also studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem, the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, in Paris. In the Spring of 2010 the artist will have her second solo exhibition at the Daneyal Mahmood Gallery in New York. Her other recent solo exhibitions include the Annina Nosei Gallery in New York, and the Art Gallery of the University of Florida in Orlando. Her work has been reviewed in ArtForum (2008), Art News, The New York Times, New York Arts Magazine, Tema Celeste, and The Globe and Mail, among other publications.