Project no.134


Meira Porath

Orange is Not Red


Curator: Rachel Sukman

Opening: Thurs. 15.03.2012 at 8:00 p.m.
Closing: 25.04.2012

Our new address: 6 Zamenhoff St. (near Dizengoff Square), Tel Aviv, tel.: 03-5254191
Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Mon.-Thurs. 5-7 p.m





Portrait of My Unknown Family, 2011,
oil on canvas, 30x38 cm

Group Portrait, 2011,
oil and spray on wood, 30x38 cm

The Visitation, 2011,
oil on wood, 20x20 cm 14

Gang, 2011,
oil on wood, 25x35 cm


The Backyard, 2011
oil on wood, 15x20 cm

We Went Out to the Forest, 2011
oil on wood, 15x20 cm

Attainable Bride, 2012
oil on MDF, 26x39 cm

Caged, 2011
oil on MDF, 40x38 cm


Orange is Not Red, 2011
oil on wood, 25x20 cm

Evening Meeting, 2011
oil and industrial paint on wood, 18x30 cm

Family in Snapshot, 2011
oil on MDF, 31x45 cm

An Unexpected Encounter, 2011
oil on wood, 18x30 cm


Secrets, 2011
oil on wood, 20x25 cm

Cinderella of the Bears, 2011
oil and pencils on wood, 25x20 cm

Red Collar and Dog, 2011
oil and industrial paint on wood, 20x20 cm

A Surprise Monster, 2011
oil on wood, 20x25 cm


Red and Not Orange, 2011
oil on wood, 15x20 cm

Living Woman, 2011
oil on MDF, 40x40 cm

Late Act, 2012
on canvas, 20x20 cm

On the Way Home, 2011
oil and industrial paint on wood, 14x18 cm


Dolls I Never Had, 2011
oil on wood, 20x20 cm

Together, 2011
oil on wood, 15x20 cm


Meira Porath: Orange is Not Red


"Memory is memory is memory

Colored green, white, orange, red

Me only me just me

and the private world around me" Meira Porath


Meira Porath is a graduate of the Art Students League, New York, and the personal study program at the Midrasha School of Art, Beit Berl Academic College. Her works address memory, states oscillating between truth and imagination, and the influence of the temporal dimension on the perception of reality. Porath explores various psychological phenomena, such as dibbuk (possession) and paranoia, which emphasize the gap between the personal-subjective perception of reality and that of one's environment. These gaps spawn mysterious paintings populated by figures—possibly invented, possibly drawn from the artist's life—which operate in a usually unidentified setting. Porath's works elicit disconcert as they bring the "anomalous" to the fore.