2012 ArtPrize Entry
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"Navigator" by Eugene Lemay is a series of large-scale, atmospheric tableaus composed of layers of digitally altered Hebrew text. Nearly black at first glance, the tapestry of indiscernible marks conjures notions of remembrance as ethereal terrains and undulating mountains reveal themselves in fictional nightscapes. Measuring up to 20 feet in length, the works are adhered directly onto the gallery walls, enveloping the viewer’s entire field of vision and inviting an experience of the sublime. The title of the work is derived from Lemay’s time spent as a navigator in the Israeli Army. Guided by the recollection of studied aerial strips while engulfed in utter darkness, the role of the navigator is to plot, ascertain and move on foot through the night. The navigator willfully pushes forward toward a distant horizon in an attempt to mark his position on the earth. Memory is his strongest weapon.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: Size varies
  • Medium: Inkjet print on archival paper
  • Width: Size varies
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: Size varies

Venue & Connection Information

The images composed of large scale ink jet prints are assembled and glued directly onto the venue wall.

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: Yes
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: Yes

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