The artists Ilana Lewitan and Leda Luss Luyken of Haleh Gallery meet within the exhibition ENCOUNTERS AND COLLISIONS. In their artistic works both artists are crossing the traditional boundaries between painting and object art. Modular worlds between figuration and abstraction opened up multilayered narrative spaces. Questions of personal and historical memory, identity, as well as frequent disparity between one’s own and other people’s perceptions are negotiated in these spaces. Ilana Lewitan and Leda Luss Luyken explore in their works among other things regime of the gaze of perceptions of femininity. How is feminity defined? What is a woman? How are women perceived? The conceptual artist Leda Luss Luyken represents for example in her new cycle „49% Vision“ mirroring and reflections of typical female characteristics. Ilana Lewitan’s picture boxes made of plexiglas are filled with ambiguous codes in bold and sensuous colours and therefore turn into containers of memories and perceptions.

Ilana Lewitan lives and works in Munich. Studied Interior Design and Architecture at Technical University Munich. Worked as architect and designer in new York. Studied painting with Prof. Hans Daucher, Villa Malaparte, Capri and studies of painting with Prof. Markus Lüpertz,  Academy of Fine Arts, Bad Reichenhall (2002 – 2012).

Solo exhibitions (selection): IAM – International Arts Management, Munich (2014), Galerie Wolkonsky, Munich (2013) und Galerie Bruce Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2013).

Group exhibitions (selection): Kunstclub, Hamburg (2014), JNA Gallery, Bergamot Station  Art Center, Santa Monica, CA (2013), „Sächsisches Staatsministerium der Justiz und für Europa“, Dresden (2013), Museum Kasachstan, Art Forum Kulanshi, Astana, Kasachstan (2007).

Leda Luss Luyken  lives in Berg, Starnberger See. Studied at the School of Arts and Crafts, Zurich, postgraduate studies at New York School of Technology-USA, worked as Interior Designer for Kaplan & Ass in New York – USA. Studied nude drawing at the university Manchester – UK

Studios in Berg, Starnberger See and Milos – Greece

Curated exhibitions (selection): Haus der Kunst K 01, Munich (2001), Museum Grassi in Leipzig, Palympsistos (1996), Coloured and White, Kunstpavillon München (1998).

Public works (selection): 2K, contemporary DanceModulartVideo project in cooperation with Aurelia Baumgartner, Kunsthalle whiteBOX Kultfabrik, Munich (2010), Yellow Angel, Sculpture (63x99x85 cm), by order of ADAC, on public display ADAC Rheinland (2004/05).

Opening Hours:Thursday – Friday 11:00 to 16:00.Wednesday and Saturday by appointment.

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