Yuval Barel painting 521.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Curated by Zaks, the show will run through the first week of April. For the
opening festivities of Supernormal Stimulus, the Vagabundas have enlisted the
help of D.J. Bushbeats and opera singer Idit Zamir.
Barel’s works have
been shown as part of group exhibitions in Israel and abroad, most notably in
the Artishowk in Tel Aviv and the StripArt Festival in
“Supernormal stimulus” is a term used to describe the impulse
that causes animals to respond more eagerly to artificial stimuli than to
natural ones. For example, when presented with a large, man-made egg, the
herring gull abandons her eggs to favor the fake ones. In Barel’s eyes, this
theory can be applied easily to many human tendencies, such as the love of junk
food or television.
In his vibrant and haunting pieces, Barel
investigates the artifice intrinsic to the human condition. Using images of
animals and people, he takes the idea to its extreme visual manifestation.
Barel’s works, priced between NIS 150 and NIS 7,000, will be on sale throughout
the duration of the exhibit. This is Barel’s first solo show.
after the kick-off of Barel’s exhibition, The Container will open its doors to
costumed clientele during the Adloyada feast.
Interested parties should
call in advance, as this lavish event will certainly sell out. For NIS 220 per
person, masked marauders will be treated to an open bar, delicacies and fresh
rhythms to which they can dance away the calories.
kicks off on March 19 at 8 p.m. For more information about, visit
www.thevagabundas.blogspot.com. For information about The Container,