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05 Liat Yossifor

Liat Yossifor, “Water” (2021), oil on linen, 80 x 78 inches

… something about this abstract artwork… she is on to something… on view at Miles McEnery Gallery (520 West 21st Street, Chelsea, Manhattan) through June 19…

 The exhibition’s title comes from André Breton’s 1932 book Les Vases communicants (The Communicating Vessels), which was partially inspired by Sigmund Freud’s writings about dreams and dreaming, and the connections between the interior imagination and everyday facts. By using this title, Yossifor suggests she believes that paint enables viewers to recognize connections between the imagination and the ordinary world without relying on the overtly pictorial.1