Hirsch to present, “Exaltation,” an exhibition of 31 paintings at VINCENT Art Gallery, Moscow, June 1-20, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   March 22, 2011

“EXALTATION,” AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY GILAH YELIN HIRSCH WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE VINCENT ART GALLERY, MOSCOW, JUNE 1 – JUNE 20, 2011

Grace (Chessed), 2000, Oil on Canvas, 1.8m x 1.8m

“Gilah Yelin Hirsch’s organic and lyrical style started with her full-frame lush food paintings in the late sixties. Since then she has continued to deeply explore natural and spiritual phenomena in her image-rich paintings. All of her series are autobiographical and relate to her state of being as well as to her extensive travels and environments. The work in this exhibition ranges from the intense paintings of the late nineties, the Diamond Series, in which she visualizes her intricate internal injuries from a near-fatal car crash on a remote island in the Pacific; to the Patince Series, painted in Slovakia during a residency at the International Artists Symposium in 2004, in which she delves into nature’s more mystical imagery; to the Column Series, documenting another evolution of her latest fertile flow of imagery that grew out of concentrated sessions in her Venice studio in 2005.”

~ Kathy Zimmerer, 2008, Director, University Art Gallery, California State University, Dominguez Hills ~

Gilah Yelin Hirsch is a multi-disciplinary artist, writer, filmmaker, theorist and lecturer. Her work spans the realms of art, architecture, film, theology, philosophy, cross-cultural medicine and psychiatry, psychoneuroimmunology, anthropology of consciousness and world culture. Hirsch is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the National Endowment for the Arts (US), Rockefeller Bellagio Fellowship (Italy), the Tyrone Center for the Arts (Ireland), the Banff Center for the Arts (Canada), and most recently, the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energy and Energy Medicine’s Elmer and Alyce Green award for her “innovative blending of science and art revealing existing relationships between forms in nature, forms in human psychology, and the forms that are present universally in all alphabets.”

Her work has been acquired by major public, corporate and private collections including the Alexander Braun Collection (Hungary), the National Endowment for the Arts (Washington, D.C.), the Skirball Museum (Los Angeles), Cedars-Sinai Medical Art Center (Los Angeles), Bank of America National Banks (US), Kresge Chapel, Claremont School of Theology (CA), the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts (Racine, WI), the Laguna Art Museum (CA), and the University of California Medical Arts Museum (CA).

Hirsch resides in Venice, California and holds the position of Professor of Art at California State University, Dominguez Hills (Los Angeles).

CONTACT: In Moscow Natalia Bondareva VINCENT Art Gallery 12, Krivokolennyi Lane art@vincent.ru Tel/fax: +7 494 625 1951

CONTACT: In Los Angeles Gilah Yelin Hirsch 2412 Oakwood Ave Venice, CA 90291 assistant2gilah@gmail.com Tel: (310) 821-6848

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