Thursday, April 3, 2014

Israeli Artist is April Artist in Residence

Dana Levy, who works in the mediums of video, video installation, and photography, will be the AIRIE Fellow for the month of April. Under the guidance of the Artis Contemporary Israeli Art Fund, Ms. Levy is able to participate in the AIRIE program. Artis is an independent nonprofit organization that provides resources for artists and art professionals to develop lasting partnerships with the global art community. Ms. Levy was born in Tel Aviv, and now lives in New York.

Dana Levy’s work investigates the historical, social, and political situations, while dealing with memory, identity and the relationship between culture and nature, the wild and the cultivated man-made. Ms. Levy wants to create imagery that would express different aspects of man’s relationship with nature. For example, staging a man wrestling with an alligator, and make it a poetic symbol of the tension between two forces: mankind and wildlife.

Levy shares, “I’m fascinated with the domestication of nature, classifying mechanisms, and cataloging, mainly responding to man’s basic instinct to control the environment and to subdue the ‘Wild.’”
Ms. Levy is also drawn to the Native American history in the Everglades. She wants to learn about what aspects have changed in their culture and how, and what has been preserved, such as the sense of connection with the land.

“Spending uninterrupted time in such a raw, wild and rich environment as in the Everglades [is] a dream come true for me, explains Levy.  “My approach is to be open enough to let the unique local environment influence the work I create.”

Learn more about Dana Levy at

Other Events
1.     Save the Date: Everglades Day Trip April 5th

A tour in which all proceeds will benefit the Artist-in-Residence-in-Everglades (AIRIE) Program. Miami-based artist and AIRIE Board Member Christy Gast will host a day trip to the Hole-in-the-Donut region of the Everglades in conjunction with her solo exhibition at Locust Projects entitled Inholdings. The tour begins at Locust Projects with a private chat about the work in the show. From there we will board an exclusive motor coach with artists and scientists and tour the sites that inspired the work--slash pine forests, tomato fields, an ecological restoration project and a nuclear missile base. The tour will include a picnic lunch, and will last about 6 hours round trip.  RSVP to

2.     Learn about the next stage of an Artist-in-Residence-in-Everglades.

Performance artist Ana Mendez was an Artist-in-Residence-in-Everglades (AIRIE) in June 2013.  Since then, she has been taking her inspiration from the residency and performing throughout Miami.  See more at

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