Tamy Ben-Tor at LFL


Tamy Ben-Tor The Artist In Residence 2005 DVD [still from installation]

The New York-based Israeli artist Tamy Ben-Tor showed five videos and regularly performed live during the run of her recent show at LFL. That last bit seems like an excessive demand for anyone's gallery show, but Ben-Tor, who has been described by Jerry Salz as "a hair-raising fusion of Cindy Sherman, Kara Walker, Alex Bag, Kafka, the Yiddish theater, and Greek tragedy" seems to have been up to it, by all reports. What I saw on the monitors was totally engaging and I wish I could go back now, especially for the live acts which I missed altogether.

Confession: This particular image probably made the cut for this post based on the singular color of the artist's costume alone.

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Published on January 21, 2006 6:06 PM.

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