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Leor Grady’s Unconventional Gallery

Israeli artist exhibits in an empty Harlem room

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(Inbal Abergil)

The Israeli-born artist Leor Grady has shown work in some fairly recognizable venues—most prominently the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery—but his most recent installation is notable not because it’s it in a prominent place but an unexpected and obscure one: Apartment #2C2 in the Hillview Towers at West 145th Street in Manhattan. Namely, a vacant one-bedroom apartment in the building where Grady lives.

Born to immigrants from Yemen, Grady has been deeply influenced by Yemeni embroidery and other crafts. But the mode in which Grady works cannot be classified as simple folk art. It is a thoroughgoing exploration of hybridity: The mixing of art and craft, of east and west, of public and private, of sacred and profane.

Grady’s range of materials is commensurate with the size of his ambition: Cleaning rags, handkerchiefs, photographs, olive oil, velvet, silver, and gold.

The exhibition, titled “I Am My Beloved’s and My Beloved Is Mine,” will be on view this Saturday and Sunday, from noon through 8pm.

After June 12th the project will be on view by appointment.

I Am My Beloved’s and My Beloved Is Mine

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Leor Grady’s Unconventional Gallery

Israeli artist exhibits in an empty Harlem room

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