Building 2 – Suite B634
Join Yi Gallery for an artist talk with Brooklyn-based artist and photographer Jenny Rafalson. The audience will be invited to watch Rafalson’s film ‘Sunset’s Burning Late’ (5 min 9 sec) in the gallery and walk through the exhibition before the talk.
The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided.
Jenny Rafalson (b. 1986, former USSR) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, and Tel Aviv, Israel. A trained photographer, her artistic practice has evolved to incorporate time-based media, including video and installation. As an immigrant and alien, Rafalson’s detachment and yearning for home led her to question and explore the narrative and memory of belonging in contemporary society, often through the use of plants. Rafalson photographs subjects that are a part of her life and have strong ties to her existence as an immigrant woman, both in Israel and the US, such as daily moments and memories and life events, which she appropriates into a yearning of belonging and home. She works on the border between directed studio work and documentary photography that aims to perpetuate a memory that may not have existed ever before. Rafalson graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA, 2020) and Hadassah College (BFA, 2013). Rafalson is the recipient of the James Weinstein Memorial Fellowship (2019-2020) and the NARS residency (2022) and Open Portfolio Review: Outstanding Project Award at the Israel Photography Festival (2017). Rafalson’s work has been exhibited at international venues and festivals, including Expo Chicago (2022), Filter photo Chicago (2021), Mana Contemporary Chicago (2021), 062 gallery in Chicago (2020), and The sixth Israel Photography Festival in Tel- Aviv (2018).
Based in Brooklyn, Yi Gallery produces five exhibitions annually. Guided by the commitment to provide an open and well-informed platform for conceptually rigorous and formally inventive projects, the poetic and critical program prioritizes context and discovery. Informed by the founder’s international experience and interest in interdisciplinary inquiries, Yi Gallery aims to present a true reflection of the vitality and diversity of contemporary practices today. Through building a nurturing support structure for a focused roster of emerging artists, the aesthetically-oriented program fosters ongoing dialogue between local and international artists. The gallery is situated inside Industry City, on the Brooklyn waterfront.
Building 2 – Suite B634