Rubi Lebovitch is an Israeli artist whose photographs deal with domestic scenes
characterized by mystery, vagueness, and absurdity. His photographs show scenes that are inscrutable to viewers and difficult to identify; their relationship with the world around them seems senseless. The restlessness characterizing his work is connected to Freud's concept of the Uncanny, which locates the origins of horror in the homely and familiar. The scenes depicted in the photographs emphasize what usually remains hidden: the repressed, which cannot be described. The anxiety these scenes arouse undermines the peacefulness and security usually associated with home.
Rubi Lebovitch is a photographer, living and working in Tel Aviv, Israel. He was born in 1974. His MFA in Art and photography was received from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. His work has been shown in various solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world. His Home Sweet Home series was shown this year in several galleries in the US, including the NewSpace Center for Photography in Portland, the Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco and the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins.
Rubi’s work received several prizes, including prizes from Center Santa Fe, Kaunas Photo Star, Japan Media Art Festival and the Morton Mandel Fund. His work is held in many public institutions such as the Houston Museum of Modern Art, the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins and Leumi bank, and also in private collections in Israel and abroad.
Eran Bar-Gil is one of Israel's most important writers, multiply talented as a novelist, short story writer, poet, scriptwriter, musician, reporter and book critic. He has won major literary prizes for several of his eleven published works which include five novels, four volumes of poetry and two volumes of short stories. His literary style is significant, using multiple narratives in different time periods (HORSESHOE AND VIOLIN 2006 Bernstein Prize winner), with a Rashomon effect (MAGIC AND LIES 2011 ACUM Prize winner and Sapir Prize long-list nominee), by gradually morphing a marginal character into a protagonist (IRON), as well as a more linear approach where each narrative voice gives perception of the other (BRIDGE 2007 ACUM Prize winner).
He completed his highly praised literary-musical trilogy (1:1/ Iron/Happiness) in 2012, which he performs with at music festivals throughout Israel. He received a BA in comparative literature and psychology from Bar-Ilan University and studied literature in the graduate program at Tel Aviv University. He lives in the village of Mishar, Israel, with his wife and three sons. On 2014 Eran Bar-Gil won the Prime minister prize for his literary work.
Crista Dix is the founder of wall space gallery, specializing in creative and unique photographic images. Spending her life exploring the intersections of art and science, Crista conceived the idea for the gallery as a place for artists to showcase images steeped in narrative, storytelling and exposing new ideas in the craft of photography. Crista’s background includes a life in theatre, science and business all culminating in her passion to support and expose the best in new works and ideas in photo. In addition to managing the gallery, Crista lends her time to review portfolios at events nationwide, has curated exhibitions across the US and China and penned essays for artists and on the subject of photography.
"...Lebovitch photographs everyday household items and domestic situations with a certain sense of humor and uncanniness.",
- Time Lightbox, April 29, 2016
"Rubi Lebovitch is an Israeli photographer with an eye for the futile, perverse and blackly comic in everyday domestic life.",
- The Guardian, March 28, 2016
"...a humorous yet obscure invitation to question our own strange behaviors and secrets kept safe behind the doors of the place we call home.",
- Musee Magazine, May 26, 2016