A very Israeli artist

Passion on parade in Irit Kalechman’s large-scale works at Acre’s Okashi Art Museum.

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December 24, 2015 10:33
Irit Kalechman

Irit Kalechman’s large-scale works at Acre’s Okashi Art Museum. (photo credit: IRIT KALECHMAN)

 
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On the off-chance you were looking for one more reason to visit Acre and its fascinating Old City sometime this winter, here it is. The Okashi Art Museum is currently displaying 14 enormous paintings by Israeli artist Irit Kalechman, in the exhibition “Story of a People: A Love Story in Buoyant Colors.”

Even a casual glance at these paintings will immediately reveal the two operant words of the exhibition: “Israeli,” an intense national identity that throbs like an over-excited heartbeat throughout the gallery, and “colors,” which seem to spring out of every canvas and hit the viewer full in the face.

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