The first ever solo exhibition to encompass the main gallery at ArtServe will be the South Florida debut of “Bridges” by internationally acclaimed artist Moshé Y on display through Jan. 5.
The exhibition opens with a reception Thursday, December 14 from 6-8 p.m. at ArtServe, located at 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Guests will enjoy lite bites, cocktails and an opportunity to meet Moshé Y. Admission is free.
Originally from Israel, Moshé Y created “Bridges” to conceptualize the notion of coming together despite the fragmented and divisive state of the world today. The exhibition consists of pieces that emphasize the importance of finding middle ground as a way of transcending barriers and achieving harmony for all.
“We are beyond excited to share Moshé Y’s ‘Bridges’ exhibition with South Florida,” said ArtServe President and CEO Jaye Abbate. “We’ve dedicated the entire main gallery to the exhibit. The subject matter is so poignant that we wanted it to consume every sense as soon as someone walks through the door. Plus, much of Moshé Y’s work includes many pieces in a large scale format, so we needed enough space to accommodate the substantial pieces as well as the smaller, more subtle ones.”
The “Bridges” reception will also include an open house for three additional solo artists featured in ArtServe’s smaller gallery spaces. Abstract architectural photography by Arthur Marcus will be on display in the BankUnited Gallery. Abstract acrylic works comprise Ruth Sharton’s “Deeper” exhibition in the BDO Gallery. Jay Luiz, owner of the well-known Blu Egg Interiors & Gallery, will have a collection of his large-scale pieces on display in Gallery B. All artists will be on hand to discuss their highly collectible work.
Born in Jerusalem, Moshé Y spent his adolescence learning from well-known Israeli artists including Shmuel Akerman and Jacques Soussana. At the age of 25, he moved to London and studied techniques in the fine arts including lithography, silk-screening, etching, pottery, sculpting and drawing.
A year later, he moved back to Jerusalem and worked with Israeli artist Calman Shemi to learn how to translate his acrylic painting into large format soft painting. In the process, he gained an affinity for working with large format art.
In 1990, Moshé Y moved from Jerusalem to California where he continued exploring techniques in the arts and studied photography and graphic design. In 2011, he relocated to South Florida where he pursues his interest with metals, bronze casting and fiberglass sculptures.
“Bridges” and all of the solo gallery exhibitions will be on display until January 5. ArtServe gallery hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free. For more information, call 954-462-8190, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.ArtServe.org.