Measure of Closeness- a closer look at the nature of things// Yaakov Herevon

Shorashim Gallery will display the works of Yaakov Herevon beginning on November 12. Irit Mor explores his unique way of viewing nature in this exhibition.

Curator Shiran Shafir-Buchwald

Exhibition Dates: November 12-December 2, 2010

To this day Herevon's injury during military service in Gaza influences the way he perceives and captures objects with his camera. His resulting impairment -- tubular vision - has given birth to a wealth of close-up photos of surroundings familiar to us all.

This exhibit presents us with photos that capture and eternalize momentary glimpses of Nature. In each we get to see a detail or a special photographic angle which drew Herevon's attention.

Like him, the viewers also experience a new and different view of nature through these pictures, not necessarily self-evident. These close-up photos resemble a penetration into the privacy of these objects, yielding diverse interpretations, sometimes even far from the original. For example, the withered thorn resembling a figure looking out onto the horizon, the fig opened like a flesh wound or the flower close-up reminding us of a tribal mask.

Printing the pictures on canvas creates the effect of real paintings. This is strengthened by the fact that the photos have not undergone any kind of computer photo editing. Besides the sharp colors and the small details that are so prominent in his photos, Herevon also manages to preserve human experience: growth, passion, humor, withering and sorrow: moments that remind us of the greatness of closeness.

Through his exhibit, Herevon reminds us, in his words, "how much a person loses as he races forward towards the horizon". Furthermore, he proves to us that in the closeness created between the objects and ourselves, things are not revealed to the eye but rather to the heart.

Yaakov Herevon learned photography mainly by self-study from books and by trial and error in the field.

Exhibited in a solo exhibition and several group exhibitions.

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