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The exhibition “A Pinch Of Salt” explores the relationships between objects and bodies in the domestic context. Golan sheds light on the way we use the objects that surround us—with a nod to possibilities of play and pleasure. What happens when a mundane instrument is not merely a passive object, but an active participant?
As in many houses, the dining room table is the heart of the exhibition. It is a ground for nurturing, communality, and gatherings. In his subtle, yet whimsical approach, Golan wishes to serve what is pushed under the table as a main course.
Matan Golan (b. 1985) is a Chicago-based artist from Israel that makes art across media including sculpture, prints, and installation. Golan is a 2015 BFA graduate from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, and is currently finishing his MFA at the School of the Art Institute Chicago. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions and festivals including The Israel Museum (Jerusalem), Defibrillator Gallery (Chicago), and Alfred Gallery (Tel Aviv). Golan is also the recipient of the 2019 International Sculpture Center Award for Student Achievement, School of the Art Institute Incentive scholarship, Graduate Dean Professional Development Award, Special Project Prize by Rabinovich Foundation and Tel Aviv Ministry of Art and Culture, and the BFA Excellence Award in Video Art from the Presser Mitchel and Lorine Foundation. Matan Golan’s work has also been featured in Sculpture Magazine, Haaretz, Telavivian, and Erev-Rav.