Barzilai’s Prayer series explores the Hebrew language in prayers, liturgy, songs, contemporary Hebrew proverbs and forgotten texts — brought to life through mixed media including gold leaf, tempra, sand, cement, ashes, oils and canvas.
Originally from Tel Aviv, Barzilai trained with several prominent Israeli artists throughout her early career. In 1992, she and her family moved to Vienna where her husband serves as the Chief Cantor at the Vienna City Temple.
Inspiration is drawn from her life as an observant Jew. Religion and Jewish tradition are at the centre of her work.
Dvora Barzilai exhibits her work and outdoor installations internationally, including Moscow, Romania, Bulgaria, and Austria.
Gallery, Miles Nadal JCC
750 Spadina Avenue
Jan. 29 – Feb. 19
Mon. – Fri. 9am to 9pm
Sat. – Sun. 9am to 7pm
416.924.6211 ext. 250
This program is part of the Spotlight on Israeli Culture festival taking place Feb – March 2015 in Toronto, read more about the other events at the Spotlight website.