Naomi Safran-Hon SLAG GALLERY, Brooklyn

 

SLAG GALLERY

56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206, USA

+1212 967 9818

irina@slaggallery.com

 

 

 

 

Naomi Safran-Hon

Born 1984 in Oxford, U.K.

 

 

Home. This past fall super-storm Sandy destroyed many homes along its path. The invasion and destruction of our home, the place we feel most secured at, is unbearable. Is home really safe? In my work I investigate the tension between domestic space and the invasion of outside forces, be it nature or human. In the region where I grew up, war and violence penetrate every aspect of our daily life; similar to the way Sandy brought life to a standstill. Intermixing cement and lace allows me to explore these moments of tension. Cement, an element of the external world, represents the forces that push into lace, a fabric that contains our domestic life. Interlaying these elements into a photographic image of dilapidated homes, where no one is allowed to dwell, pushes the reality of the picture. One is not sure where the images ends and the materiality begin.

 

 

 





Naomi Safran-Hon, Gaza Sky, 2012, archival ink jet print, lace and cement on canvas, 8 x 6 inches

Naomi Safran-Hon, Wadi Salib: Interior Wall IV (pink coat hanger), 2013, archival ink jet print, lace and cement on fabric and canvas, 48.5 x 65 inches

Naomi Safran-Hon, Interior Wall I (Red), 2012, cement, pigment, lace and fabric, 62 x 64 inches

Naomi Safran-Hon, Cast Lead IV, 2012, archival ink jet print, cement and lace on canvas, 5 x 6 inches

Naomi Safran-Hon, Wadi Salib: Green Room (with 3 doors, detail), 2013, archival ink jet print, lace and cement on canvas, 40x42 inches