R a z i  M i z r a h i

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.

Current Exhibition

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 ~ 


Urban Art

Materials

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.  

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Assemblage

(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.

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Bricolage

(art or literature) construction or creation from a diverse range of available things; mid 20th c. French, from bricoler  do odd jobs, repair.

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Collage

(visual art) a combination or collection of various things; lit. gluing or pasting, 1919, from Old French coller "to glue," from Greek kolla "glue." 

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"Imagine This" Exhibition at BWAC, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition 

2016 October

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Wooden panels & carved orbs for hanging piece, brass door handle contributed by Alex Barbieri, fellow BWAC member

2016 October

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"Urban Undress" Exhibition at BWAC

2016 July

BWAC Art Show Adds Local Color To Red Hook,  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/thane-rosenbaum/bwac-art-show-adds-local-_b_11159940.html

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Doll parts contributed by Marcie: a new element and therefore a new perspective on the layered collages framed in strips of deck wood.

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"Imagine This" Exhibition, BWAC

All RaziMizrahi works are created from repurposed found (and donated!) objects.

2016 September

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"Urban Undress" Exhibition at BWAC

2016 July

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Materials: Bumble bee and leather strap

"Imagine This" Exhibition, BWAC

2016 October

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Construction cement and plaster

2016 October 

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Works in Progress

2016 October