Stern Gallery, Tel Aviv
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Levendel Nechama

Born 1961

Nechama Levendel has been using old books as material for her art for the past decade and a half. She collects them as useless items, cuts them up and re-assembles them as works of art. Nechama spent the last few years recuperating from the passing of her partner, the artist Nadav Bloch. The two used to travel between cities creating their art before settling down in the artist village of Ein Hod. In her latest works, Levendel returns to her old book collages as a sort of healing process, creating new artistic objects on the basis of destruction and loss. In this way, she is both re-covering, and recovering.