The Jerusalem Post: Doron Ze'evi exhibits "Smachot Ktanot" in Hankin Gallery in Holon
In “Smahot Ktanot,” Lecturer and alumnus Doron Ze’evi and curator Ilana Carmeli-Lanner explore the world of grief, history and renewal. Triggered by the death of his father, Ze’evi’s complexly designed pieces play with the dichotomies of holy and unholy, as well past and present.
Ze’evi uses various textiles and trinkets of his father to present an intricately woven narrative of his life, utilizing elements from his father’s belongings to take you on a journey of one man’s attempt to respect the past physically, religiously and sentimentally.
Ze’evi had already begun exploring the idea of renewal while working on his undergraduate degree at Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art, using materials left over from the production process of sacred articles such as tefillin, and using the design practices of felting and lettering to make the materials conceptually holy once more. This can be seen in his piece titled Hidden Lights, where he revives prayer shawls by printing on the fabric holy texts recited on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.
Top Image: a design by Ze'evi from the exhibition (Photo: Courtesy)