<em>Not Yet, No. 2</em>

Yael Kanarek
Not Yet, No. 2, 2010
Wood, silicone, words “not yet” in Hebrew and Arabic, pencil
72 x 72 in / 183 x 183 cm

Kanarek uses the square as a basic metaphor for space. Illustrating a territorial dynamism, Not Yet, No. 2 is a linguistic composition that examines spatial construct that is marked by both Modernism and globalization. The vortex of nested squares proposes shared realities, behavior, and relationships. Conjuring a body of water, color and a sense of movement flow along the picture’s surface.

The words, “Not Yet” in Hebrew and Arabic represent a psychological state. Constant temporality, “Not Yet” is a driving force of action and self-regeneration. It is a zone where everything is possible.Linearly organizing the piece are incomplete rows and gaps. Using a range of blues and greens, words fill the picture plane, collecting mixed emotions. Probing the knitted fabric of social connection, “Not Yet, No. 2” explores the meaning of one single thread (or even one single idea) that has looped into itself.

Transliterations: Hebrew – Ada’in Lo / Classical Arabic – Hatta


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