Razi Mizrahi’s work recaptures the singular beauty of discarded objects from the city streets, repurposed into a new industrial frame, and transfigured by the natural surroundings of New York’s urban landscape.
And Now You Can Go
Rogues Gallery Salon
Red Hook (Brooklyn), NY
by invitation only
beginning March 2020
This exhibition will take place partially underground--a venue suited to the content of the installation, which will present a series of audio and visual snapshots of the last six months in the life of the artist. Parts of this exhibition will be created on-site during showings, and extensive editing and refinements will make each visit a new experience. The audio material will depict the whispers and screams of a life upended, the sorrow of losses emotional and material, and the irrationality of the human mind in distress. The visual material will portray small book-sized collages (similar in form to the Burned Books series, but smaller in scale and more intimate in scope) that narrate the disintegration of memory as past events are reinterpreted in light of new information. Larger paintings will provide an abstract roadmap of the symbology that develops in intimate relationships. [Note: This exhibition include depictions of abuse and aggression, and may be triggering for some viewers. Because a protective order is currently in place, the invitation list and opportunities to view the exhibition will be handled by the hosting gallery.]
~ Updates to come in early 2020 ~
Tzivon Mirror 2016, 37"x40": accordion, window frame, rope, text, recycled wood, plastic beads
oak door, book pages, bark, twine, thin wooden strips
bark, fabric, golf club, piano parts, door part, marbles
burnt book pages, bark, printed images, key, leather tag, branches, straw
A Sundial in Orion's Sky 2016, 32"x30": metal sheet, accordion keys, mechanical dial, 1950s swimmers, keys, cable
Wood, Metal, Canvas, Rope, Wire, Leather, Fabric, Housepaint, Windows, Book pages, Bark, Burl, Dry lemon rinds, Glass, Chalk, Carpet, Hay, Chains, Hooks, Cellar doors, Oak doors, Shutters, Wood Paneling, Squash, Linen, Plumbing pipe, Piano keys, Keys, Metal studs, Steamer trunks, Desk tools, Desiccated clementines, Clock parts, Car parts, Doll parts, Jewelry, Trowels, Twigs, Disassembled chairs, Utility covers, Fire hydrant tops, Fuzz, Shells, Leaves, Dry flowers, Rollers, Razors, Mattress springs, Mango pits, Poetry stanzas, Accordions, Toys, Tulle, Tacks, Fur, Broken frames, Turtle shell, Vegetable stems, Sink parts, Dials, Pulleys, Brackets, Beads, Bugs, Exotic plant specimens, Flattened lizards, May & Jesus, Tiny bird bones, Postage stamps, Moss, Dry tea, Corks, Ceramics, Coat racks, Soap dishes, Rusted anything, Most anything burned, One half-smoked cigar, and a few other bits of engaging detritus.
(art) a work of art made by grouping found or unrelated objects; also act of fitting parts together; gathering; act of coming together; early 18th c. also assemblement, assemblance, late 15c.
(art or literature) construction or creation from a diverse range of available things; mid 20th c. French, from bricoler ‘do odd jobs, repair.’
(visual art) a combination or collection of various things; lit. gluing or pasting, 1919, from Old French coller "to glue," from Greek kolla "glue."
"Imagine This" Exhibition at BWAC, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
Wooden panels & carved orbs for hanging piece, brass door handle contributed by Alex Barbieri, fellow BWAC member
Doll parts contributed by Marcie: a new element and therefore a new perspective on the layered collages framed in strips of deck wood.
"Imagine This" Exhibition, BWAC
All RaziMizrahi works are created from repurposed found (and donated!) objects.
"Urban Undress" Exhibition at BWAC
Tokens from viewers to be integrated into artworks
Brake pads and umbrella skeleton found in a parking lot
Nearly finished works
Materials: Bumble bee and leather strap
"Imagine This" Exhibition, BWAC
Construction cement and plaster
Works in Progress