THE DIVINE MOMENT offers a divine break from 2020
On March 20, the first day of Spring, during Women's Month, a solo exhibition from Alice Mizrachi opened at WALLWORKS NEW YORK.
THE DIVINE MOMENT features new works from Mizrachi, all created during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdowns as a way to keep hope and sanity. Alice Mizrachi is a New York based interdisciplinary artist and educator working in the mediums of painting, murals and installation. Her work explores the interconnectedness of individuals and community through the dual lens of compassion and empathy. Through figurative work that reinforces both personal and community-oriented identity, Alice aims to inspire creative expression and a sense of shared humanity through art; and that shared humanity through art is something we all so desperately need in these times.
A mix of large, immersive collage works and small, intimate stream of consciousness works, viewers are invited into the inner-workings of Mizrachi's mind and soul. Mizrachi’s process of documenting the subconscious moments is her way of surrendering control over the creative process. In this pandemic, this was something Mizrachi really embraced it as a healthy way to reconnect to stay mentally and physically safe—“The fluidity and gestural quality of the work reminds us all to flow and embrace the moments in our lives.”
A personal favorite are the DIVINE MOMENTS #1-10. They are each aqua and gold hand-painted, gestural figures on black paper. Hung freely without a frame, you can get very close to the works and see Mizrachi's process uninhibited by glass. A primitive quality is present in the works, like looking at ancient cave paintings. A feeling that art is present throughout all of civilization, to connect us all.