Ruderal Communities  / Alma Itzhaky

7 paintings. all of them 70 cm x 50 cm, ink and wax crayon on paper.

Itzhaky presents parts from the series ‘Ruderal Communities,’ in which she draws the urban interstices in ink. Itzhaky examines a demilitarized land, ruled by crows, packs of dogs and castor plants. Humans, if they appear, emerge from among the plants, confined within themselves. The city itself seems distant and inaccessible. This no man’s land manifests in painting which tends toward abstraction, obscurity and turmoil, threatening to drown the onlooker in the dusty chaos.