Reception with artist Chen Shapira, "Lines of Flight" Paintings in LookOut! Art Gallery

September 29, 2016 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
LookOut! Art Gallery
362 Bogue Street, Snyder-Phillips Hall
East Lansing, MI 48825
United States

Visit the RCAH LookOut! Art Gallery on the second floor of Snyder-Phillips Hall on Thursday, September 29 for a reception with featured artist Chen Shapira and his work, Lines of Flight.  This event is hosted by the RCAH and supported by MSU's Jewish Studies Program. All events are free and open to the public. 

From September 26-October 21, 2016, visit the RCAH LookOut! Art Gallery to see the exhibit Lines of Flight paintings by Chen Shapira.

The RCAH LookOut! Art Gallery is open Mondays-Fridays from noon-3pm

MSU class visits and visits outside of regular gallery hours can be arranged. Contact Carolyn Loeb via email.

The exhibition, Lines of Flight, assembles different perspectives to explore aspects of Israeli reality and to examine changes in common contemporary Israeli symbols and imagery. The paintings are executed in a continuous, meditative process, building layers of inks and watercolors on paper. Series of paintings combine to create a flux of images and places, tracing real and imagined territories, wandering and searching in these obscure territories. The paintings also trigger critical and political questions regarding land and territory. They examine images of power and control in the landscape, and raise questions about lines of flight and the possibility of becoming.

Chen Shapira

Chen Shapira studied at the Kalisher School of Art in Tel Aviv and at the New York Studio School, and received his MFA in painting from the Parsons School of Design in New York City. He teaches at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel’s national school of art and the oldest institution of higher education in Israel, and at the Shenkar Academy in Ramat-Gan. As an educator, Chen develops programs in socially engaged art that reach all educational levels. He exhibits regularly in Israel, and has created community-based artworks. Chen lives and works in Tel Aviv.