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Gideon Gechtman 


by Don J. Cohn

Gideon Gechtman in his studio, 2001. Photo by Avi Hay. Courtesy Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv.

TEL AVIV — “Gechtman’s work—whose components are to consolidate in the course of time into a total work of art—comprises concentric systems of formal hybridizations based on a metaphorical adoption of prevalent concepts from the field of genetics—reproducing-mutation-evolution—and their activation through the attributes of a local material culture (or to be more exact, through the surface embodying the ersatz-culture of the lower-middle class suburbia).”

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