Under Her Habit, 2004
Chromogenic Color Print, 30 x 40 inches (76 x 102 cm) and 23 x 28 inches (71 x 58 cm)
Andrea Meislin Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of "Perfect Intimacy". This exhibition marks the first New York solo exhibition for Lili Almog and will feature 18 color photographs of cloistered nuns.
"Perfect Intimacy" is a series of portraits drawn from a larger project two years in the making. It is fully illustrated in its entirety in a 128-page book released by powerHouse Books in April 2006.
Lili Almog's photographic practice is centered on the depiction of women and their private lives. Almog, an Israeli artist living and working in New York, spent the past two years visiting nuns in three different Carmelite monasteries: Mount Carmel, Haifa - where the order was founded and assumed its name in the year 1200; Port Tobacco, Maryland - the first Carmelite monastery in the United States; and Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus. The result of this work, "Perfect Intimacy", is an experience of the cloistered world in which these nuns live and a documentation of their state of mind, relationship with God, and spiritual identity.
Lili Almog's work has been exhibited internationally for over ten years, including exhibitions at Ffotogallery, Cardiff, UK; the Prague House of Photography, Czech Republic; The Museum Centre Vapriikk, Finland; The Internationale Fototage Festival, Manheim, Germany; The Photographers' Gallery in London, UK; and was most recently featured in Discoveries of the Meeting Place, Fotofest, Houston, TX.
Her work is included in several public collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, England; Norton Museum of Art, Florida; Musee de la Photographie, Belgium; Herzliya Museum of Art, Israel; and the Museet for Fotokunst, Denmark. Almog's photographs have appeared in New York Magazine, Fotograf, The Miami Herald, Boston Globe, Vogue, and several books.
Exhibition: May 13 - July 31, 2006
Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 10 am - 6 pm
Andrea Meislin Gallery
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