Culture Report: A tale of two women

“As someone brought up in an atheist state, I found it impossible to accept the Orthodox lifestyle demanded by the rabbis."

By MORDECHAI BECK
May 4, 2018 00:11
Pamela Levy’s ‘The Sea Frieze‘ (1987) Oil on canvas, 140x200; Collection Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Pamela Levy’s ‘The Sea Frieze‘ (1987) Oil on canvas, 140x200; Collection Tel Aviv Museum of Art. (photo credit: COURTESY PAMELA LEVY)

 
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TWO CONTROVERSIAL female artists have recently had their work exhibited in major retrospectives, one at the Israel Museum and the other at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Though they come from different hemispheres – Zoya Zerkosky is from the Ukraine, and Pamela Levy hails from the Midwest in the US – there are some striking similarities in their work. The most obvious is that they are realistic as opposed to abstract artists.

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