Avital Burg

Low Relief

March 17, 2017 to April 16, 2017
Avital Burg is best known for her dreamy still-lives and self-portraits. In these new paintings one can find a postcard of a Piero painting taped to a peeling brick wall, a broken gilded frame, a used paper coffee cup and a clay diorama of a Pompeii fresco. This seemingly random group of images in fact carries a sense of immediate and personal symbolism. They also hint at specific art history references and allusions to Burg’s past. In Low Relief, Burg meditates on the current moment through the passage of time, particularly on what it means to spend time making and looking at painting in today’s world.
Avital Burg and Tina Schwarz

Fancy Seeing You and Involuntary Voyeurs

July 10, 2015 to August 09, 2015
Slag Gallery is pleased to present Fancy Seeing You, a collection of works by Avital Burg, and Involuntary Voyeurs, by Cologne-based artist Tina Schwarz. Both artists create an overlap between fantasy and the actual world, and exhibit an interest in the ambiguities of memory and daydreaming, along with the relationship of an individual to the past.
Avital Burg

Standing on Cardboard

February 28, 2014 to April 06, 2014
In this body of work Avital Burg addresses her relationship to her family's roots and the history of painting, transforming what can often feels distant and remote into something immediate and personal. Growing up in the Middle East, with her ancestors' European past over a thousand miles away, Burg has immersed herself as a child into the European tales about kings and queens. At the age of reflection, as her involvement with painting matured, the make-believe games of her childhood evolved into a deep interest in European Renaissance and Baroque painting.