Yuval Pudik, Mother's Only Son: Ambidextrous 1 & 2 , 2013-2015

Mother's Only Son: Ambidextrous 1 & 2 , 2013-2015
Graphite on paper
40.5 x 118 inches
102.9 x 299.7 cm

Yuval Pudik, Tears No. 64 (Dusty Springfield, Every Day I Have to Cry), 2014-2015

Tears No. 64 (Dusty Springfield, Every Day I Have to Cry), 2014-2015
Graphite and spray paint on paper
104 x 36 inches
264.2 x 91.4 cm

Yuval Pudik, The Grants of 69 Washington: 7 Lost Girls, 2015

The Grants of 69 Washington: 7 Lost Girls, 2015
Graphite on paper
14 x 7.5 inches
35.6 x 19.1 cm

Yuval Pudik, The Grants of 69 Washington: 10 Lost Girls, 2015

The Grants of 69 Washington: 10 Lost Girls, 2015
Graphite on paper
8.25 x 5.25 inches
21 x 13.3 cm

Yuval Pudik, The Grants of 69 Washington: 10 Lost Girls, 2015

The Grants of 69 Washington: 10 Lost Girls, 2015
Graphite on paper
14 x 8 inches
35.6 x 20.3 cm

Yuval Pudik, The Grants of 69 Washington: 10 Lost Girls, 2015

The Grants of 69 Washington: 10 Lost Girls, 2015
Graphite on paper
7.25 x 6.75 inches
18.4 x 17.1 cm

Yuval Pudik, The Grants of 69 Washington: 14 Lost Girls, 2015

The Grants of 69 Washington: 14 Lost Girls, 2015
Graphite on paper
14 x 7 inches
35.6 x 17.8 cm

Yuval Pudik, The Grants of 69 Washington: 9 Lost Girls, 2015

The Grants of 69 Washington: 9 Lost Girls, 2015
Graphite on paper
16.25 x 8.25 inches
41.3 x 21 cm

Yuval Pudik, The Grants of 69 Washington: 8 Lost Girls, 2015

The Grants of 69 Washington: 8 Lost Girls, 2015
Graphite on paper
21.75 x 5.5 inches
55.2 x 14 cm

Yuval Pudik, The Grants of 69 Washington: 10 Lost Girls, 2015

The Grants of 69 Washington: 10 Lost Girls, 2015
Graphite on paper
8.25 x 8.25 inches
21 x 21 cm

Yuval Pudik, Pamphlet No 1, No 2, No 5, 2014 - 2015

Pamphlet No. 2: A True And, 2014-2015
Spray paint on magazine
8.25 x 10 inches
21 x 25.4 cm
 

Pamphlet No. 3: In Defense Of, 2014-2015
Spray paint on magazine
8.25 x 10 inches
21 x 25.4 cm


Pamphlet No. 5: Reasons of The Clergy, 2014-2015
Spray paint on magazine
8.25 x 10 inches
21 x 25.4 cm

Yuval Pudik, vitrine detail, Old Fires Were Burning
Yuval Pudik, A Heart of a King, 2014-2015

A Heart of a King, 2014-2015
Spray paint collage on magazine
12 x 9.5 inches
30.5 x 24.1 cm

Tears No. 91 (Tears From My Eyes, UB40) 2015
Graphite and spray paint on paper
18 x 14.5 in
45.7 x 36.8 cm

Tears No. 79 (Golden Tears, Dave & Sugar) 2015
Graphite and spray paint on paper
26.5 x 21 in
67.5 x 53.3 cm
 

Yuval Pudik, Beggars and Singles, 2014-2015

Beggars and Singles, 2014-2015
Spray paint collage on magazine
17 7/8 x 12 inches
45.4 x 30.5 cm

Tears No. 65 (Brenda Lee, The Crying Game) 2014-2015
Graphite and spray paint on paper
85 x 24.5 in
215.9 x 62.2 cm

Tears No. 63 (Patsy Cline, I Cried All the Way to the Altar) 2015
Graphite and spray paint on paper
22 x 14 in.
55.9 x 35.6 cm

Tears no. 67 (The Tears of a Clown, Smoky Robinson) 2015
Graphite and spray paint on paper
39.25 x 30.5 in
99.7 x 77.5 cm

Tears No. 61 (Bobby Vee, How Many Tears?) 2015
Graphite and spray paint on paper
20 x 16 in.
50.8 x 40.6 cm

Tears No. 64 (As Tears Goes By, Marianne Faithful) 2015
Graphite and spray paint on paper
30 x 22.25 in
76.2 x 89.5 cm

Tear #12, Yuval Pudik, 2014

Tear No. 90 (INXS, Bitter Tears) 2014
Spray paint and graphite on paper
52 x 33 inches
132.1 x 83.8 cm

Cities & Years #1, 2014-2015
Graphite on paper
43 x 29 in
109.2 x 73.7 cm

Cities & Years #2, 2014-2015
Graphite on paper
53 x 41 1/3 in
134.6 x 105 cm

Yuval Pudik "Old Fires Were Burning"

Gavlak Los Angeles East Gallery

April 17 – May 23, 2015

Gavlak Los Angeles proudly presents Old Fires Were Burning, a solo exhibition of new work by artist Yuval Pudik. Keeping in mind a history of painting traditions and installation sensibilities, Pudik explores what it means to make "works on paper" in five new bodies of work weighted by the gravity of history and the sensitive observation of human interaction.
 
Pudik begins with the triangle and it's geometric/symbolic simplicity, but uses the shape to point to a much more complex system of meanings. Pudik's group of works entitled Tears (2014-15) is informed by three specific cultural references. In the Israeli occupied territories of West Bank and Gaza, identification checkpoints are protected by intimidating cement blocks marked with a single triangle. In the nautical flag system the triangle is used by ships to indicate “man overboard” when communicating between vessels. Perhaps one of the most iconic uses is the pink triangle imposed by the Nazi regime during the holocaust to identify homosexual individuals sent into concentration camps. With these three references in mind, Pudik uses the meaning of the triangle to allude to the victimization of humans, be it by forced aggression or the erasure of identity. Pudik produces clean, almost machinelike straight lines and geometries - an orderly result out of two disorderly materials. 
 
In The Grants of 69 Washington: Lost Girls (2015), Pudik creates ten photographically precise drawings of images captured from gymnasts' ribbon routines. The trace of the objects in time (originally photographed) leave an impression in space and are recaptured in a drawing. Frozen movement is also explored In Mother's Only Son: Ambidextrous (2015), an installation of two framed large-scale drawings depicting figurative wings and non-representational abstract forms. Suspended in space the drawings insinuate tension between flight and gravity by hinging the works off the wall.
 
Los Angeles-based artist Yuval Pudik was born in Israel in 1978 and studied at The College of Technology and Art in Tel Aviv. His work has been shown at Yvonne Lambert, New York; Angles Gallery, Culver City; ACME Gallery, Los Angeles; The Long Beach Museum of Art; Silverman Gallery, San Francisco; and Gavlak Palm Beach, among other venues.
-Lisa Jaye Young
 
Gavlak Los Angeles is located at 1034 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038. For more information concerning the exhibition, please contact Lauren Wood at lauren@gavlakgallery.com, or 323-467-5700.