Beverly Barkat s painting is rooted in a profound and ongoing dialogue with art history. Her study and observation of the figurative and realistic tradition in Western art has resulted in her accumulating a body of knowledge that she draws on directly in her artistic practice. To achieve her aim of capturing the essence of the body in motion, Barkat has begun working on a large scale, using broad gestures that recall action painting. The best of her production, together with her latest works (large-scale painted PVC sheets), is illustrated in this book, her first.
Sally Haftel Naveh lives and works in Israel. Her works have been shown at the principal galleries in Israel and abroad, especially in Japan and in particular at the Kyoto Art Museum. She curated and directed Tel Aviv's Municipal Art Gallery Kav 16--Community Gallery for Contemporary Art (2010-2013).