Rod Barton Brussels is please to present FOX HILL ROAD, a solo show of new work by Tel Aviv
based Guy Yanai. This is the artists first solo show with the gallery and his first solo show in Brussels.
The name for the exhibition is taken from the street where Yanai moved to at the age of seven in the
suburbs of Boston from his hometown of Haifa. In hindsight, the contrast of this move has been a
central hidden pillar in the tension of his paintings. From a Mediterranean port city in an area of
conflict to a New England suburb of an almost exaggerated "quality of life" and order. Though his family only lived in the house for four years, that time has remained both a significant time
of childhood and concurrently a sort of "black hole" where many memories and experiences have
been lost. Arriving with nether the language nor the cultural attributes during the height of the cold
The works in FOX HILL ROAD at first might seem to be of an incoherent thematic realization. Houses from the Fox Hill Road ( from Google street view) , The old city of Arrezo (depicting Jerusalem) after
Piero della Francesca, Plants from Hotel Regina in Cimiez ( where Matisse lived ), plants from trips,
images found other sources, and other concerns that have preoccupied Yanai for the past few years.
The glue putting all of these polar subjects together is the manner of Yanai's painting, one of usually
applying the paint with a flat brush horizontally across the linen.
Guy Yanai, Born 1977 in Haifa, Israel, Guy Yanai currently lives and works in Tel Aviv.
He attended Parsons
School of Design and the New York Studio School, and received a BFA from Hampshire College,
Yanai has exhibited at the Haifa Museum of Art, Velan Center for Contemporary Art, Turin; Rothschild 69 Kunsthalle Tel Aviv, Hangar Bicocca, Milan; The Spaceship on Hayarkon 70, and Ashdod
Museum of Art among others.
Recent solo exhibitions include Ordinary Objects at the Haifa Museum for Art, Ancienne Rive at
Ameringer McEnery Yohe NYC, Diary, at Galerie Derouillon Paris; First Battle Lived Accident, at Alon
Segev Gallery Tel-Aviv, Accident Nothing at Aran Cravey Los Angeles, Battle Therapy Living Room at
the Velan Center for Contemporary Art Turin, and Lived & Laughed & Loved & Left at La Montagne
Upcoming projects for 2016/17 include shows at Galerie Derouillon Paris, Harpers Book East
Hampton, David Achenbach Projects Germany, Ameringer McEnery Yohe NYC, and The Breeder