Avner Ben-Gal
11 Nov – 23 Dec 2010


Avner Ben-Gal, Smackville, Installation view, Bortolami, New York, NY, 2010

Bortolami is pleased to announce its second solo exhibition of Avner Ben-
Gal. Smackville draws from abstract and visual representations of the effects of opiate drugs: withdrawal, craving and usage. The show seeks to describe the moment of the chemical reaction when the toxic substance intrudes the body and is infused into the bloodstream. The works convey a will for redemption, rather than a need to be rehabilitated.


Andrew Russeth Avner Ben-Gal, Smackville Huffington Post Blog Nov 2010