Hive Mind

 

The Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied)

Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at

Bar-Ilan University, Israel

November 2015

 

The Gonda (Goldschmied) Neuroscience and

Genetics Research Center

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

February 2016

 

Curatorial guidance: Sagi Refael

 

In her new solo exhibition, HIVE MIND, Etchi Werner-Nyiri uses her artistic vocabulary to explore latent functions of the brain – motion, creation, multiplicity, consciousness. Along

those lines, she deals with contemporary phenomena that disrupt and challenge the brain’s healthy processes. Whether inspired by the research of the evolving Alzheimer’s disease, or the burgeoning cases of ADD/ADHD, Werner-Nyiri creates colorful yet "infected’ pieces that mask destructive potential for distortion, interruption, and disassembly, behind an alluring, festive facade.

 

Installation view Hive Mind - Solo Exhibition The Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University, Israel November 2015

Installation view Hive Mind - Solo Exhibition The Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University, Israel November 2015

Installation view Hive Mind - Solo Exhibition The Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University, Israel November 2015

Installation view Hive Mind - Solo Exhibition The Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University, Israel November 2015

Installation view Hive Mind - Solo Exhibition The Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University, Israel November 2015

Installation view Hive Mind - Solo Exhibition The Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University, Israel November 2015

Installation view Hive Mind - Solo Exhibition The Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University, Israel November 2015

Installation view Hive Mind - Solo Exhibition The Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University, Israel November 2015

O.C.D. , 2015, Painted wood & Aluminum, 155 x 42 x 42 cm

O.C.D. - side view, 2015, Painted wood & Aluminum, 155 x 42 x 42 cm

Alter Ego, 2015, Wood, ink & plexiglas, 215 x 25 x 37 cm

Alter Ego- detail, 2015, Wood, ink & plexiglas, 215 x 25 x 37 cm

Hive Mind - detail, 2015, Painted wood, 170 x 85 x 80 cm

Hive Mind, 2015, Painted wood, 170 x 85 x 80 cm

Memory Box, 2015, Painted wood & mirror, 40 x 40 x 40 cm

Butterflies in my Head - detail, 2015, Plexiglas, 215 x 25 x 37 cm

Butterflies in my Head, 2015, Plexiglas, 215 x 25 x 37 cm

Atlas of the Brain - side view, 2015, Painted wood & fiber brush, 50 x 30 x 11 cm

Atlas of the Brain - front view, 2015, Painted wood & fiber brush, 50 x 30 x 11 cm

Spine, 2015, Wood, Plexiglas, metal, plastic & rubber, 110 x 70 x 56 cm

Brain Storm, 2015, Wood, ink & plexiglas, Dimensions variable