August 26 - October 21, 2011

The Vault (August-October 2011)

Gili Avissar, Guy Ben-Ner, Ben Hagari, J. Louise Makary (Philadelphia, PA), Arzu Ozkal (San Diego, CA), Gilad Ratman, Elham Rokni, Brian Sabalausky (Cleveland, OH), Cigdem Slankard (Rocky River, OH), Doron Solomons, Karel Van Laere, Nathaniel Whitcomb (Detroit, MI), Nanette Yannuzzi (Oberlin , OH)

The Vault (August-October 2011)
Paloma and Raul in San Serriffe

Paloma and Raul in San Serriffe  J. Makary | 2010 | digital video | courtesy of the artist

Bad News / Good News

Bad News / Good News  Cigdem Slankard | 2005 | video | courtesy of the artist

Mission: Cleveland Land Mass  Arzu Ozkal and Nanette Yannuzzi | 2011 | 3D video | courtesy of the artists

Che Che the Gorgeous  Gilad Ratman | 2005 | video | courtesy of the artist

Stealing Beauty  Guy Ben-Ner | 2007 | video | courtesy of the artist

Spaghettidog  Elham Rokni | 2006 | video | courtesy of the artist

"Contain" by Holy Spirits  Nathaniel Whitcomb | 2011 | video | courtesy of the artist

Impact  Karel van Laere | 2010 | video | courtesy of the artist

Invert  Ben Hagari | 2010 | video | courtesy of the artist

Live Studio Audience

Live Studio Audience  Brian Sabalausky | 2011 | video | courtesy of the artist

The Vault functions as a media flat file—a converted walk-in safe where audiences can experience a variety of video and audio art. Work will be added to the The Vault on a rolling basis, remain on view for approximately six months and then rotate out. Viewers have the remote control in their hands to select the work they would like to view.

Currently in The Vault

Gili Avissar (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Circus, 2008
Although he considers himself a painter, Avissar's work for the past two years his work has been based on animation, installation, and video. The animation and video works emerge from his desire to perform and to document life.

Gili Avissar
My Piano, 2009
See above.

Gili Avissar
Night Ride, 2008
See above.

Guy Ben-Ner (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Stealing Beauty, 2007
Guy Ben-Ner and his family set themselves up as refugees in an IKEA, going about their daily business amidst the hussle and bustle of an active business.

Ben Hagari (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Invert, 2010
In this piece by Israeli artist, Ben Hagari, duality is explored-mirrors, color inversion, inverted speech, closed eyes are "open," etc. Even backgrounds and characters are painted their opposite color, so "natural" color is restored through inversion.

J. Makary (Philadelphia, PA)
PARISS (Paloma and Ra

About the Artists

Gili Avissar

Gili Avissar, a multi-disciplinary artist, was born in Haifa, 1980. He lives and works in Tel Aviv. Avissar has earned a B.F.A and M.F.A from the Bezalel Academy. He currently teaches at Hamidrasha School of Art. He has exhibited widely, across Israel and abroad.In addition to his work in video,... go to artist page

Guy Ben-Ner

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Ben Hagari

Ben Hagari was born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1981. During his MFA studies at Columbia University, Hagari worked on a short film: a tragic comedy about a man who is covered with vegetables and lives in a hothouse. He has exhibited his works in Israel and abroad. Exhibitions include:... go to artist page

J. Louise Makary

J. Louise Makary's first film debuted at the American Dance Festival in 2006. Since then, she has developed projects influenced by video art, classic and experimental cinema, and contemporary dance. From 2008 to 2010, she was artist-in-residence at the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks through their Contemporary Projects... go to artist page

Arzu Ozkal

From"Arzu is a traveler. She has begun her journey in 2002 by leaving Ankara: the city of politicians, bureaucrats and blue collars... Then she started wandering off from one city to the other, allowing new places, people, ideas and experiences to influence her work. As new experiences unfold, she... go to artist page

Gilad Ratman

Ratman graduated from Colombia University's MFA program in 2009 and from the Bezalel BFA program in 2001, during which he was resident at the SVA, NY (2000). Solo shows include "Deep Sinking" at Haifa Museum of Art (2009) and "Che Che The Gorgeous" at Ferenbalm-Gurbrü. go to artist page

Elham Rokni

Elham Rokni was born in Iran in 1980 and immigrated to Israel at the age of 9. She now lives and work in Tel Aviv. In 2007 she graduated with honors the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, in the Fine Arts Department, and in 2010 she completed... go to artist page

Brian Sabalausky

Brian Sabalausky (b. 1988, Cleveland, OH) lives and works in Cleveland, OH. He is a BFA candidate at the Cleveland Institute of Art (2011). He has exhibited at Forum Art Space, Cleveland, OH; VAT Coventry Center, Cleveland Heights, OH; and the Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH. He... go to artist page

Cigdem Slankard

Cigdem Slankard is an Assistant Professor of Film, Television and Interactive Media at Cleveland State University. She was born and raised in Turkey and received her BA in translation and interpreting from Bogazici University (Istanbul, Turkey) in 1999. She first came to the United States in 1998 to study film... go to artist page

Doron Solomons

Doron Solomons (b. 1969, London, UK) lives and Works in Tel Aviv. He received his BFA from the Hamidrasha Art Academy, Ramat Hasharon, Israel in 1994. His work has been exhibited at Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel; Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; InFlandersFields Museum, Leper, Belgium; Herzliya Museum for... go to artist page

Karel Van Laere

Karel va Laere is a 3rd year student in Theater Performance in Maastricht. He has been involved in fashion and theater including FASHIONCLASH and designing costumes for the for the operas "Kepler" by Philip Glass and "Rage D'amour" by Rob Zuidam. Both of these operas were directed by Peter Missotten. go to artist page

Nathaniel Whitcomb

I create because I love—to dream, to think, to smile, to drift. I love finding and facilitating moments where I can do so. For me, the creative process is a pathway leading to unforeseen spaces, each one a new wonder. These are sacred, generous places and often grant insight into... go to artist page

Nanette Yannuzzi

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