Sirens at Long Island University Humanities Gallery in downtown Brooklyn


April 18-May 27, 2016

Opening reception: Friday, April 29th,  6-8 PM

Etty Yaniv's site specific installation “Sirens” is featured in a solo show at the Long Island University Humanities Gallery, on view at 1 University Plaza in Brooklyn till May 27th, 2016. Drawing upon patterns from nature such as ocean currents and turbid water, Yaniv’s site responsive installation transforms the LIU unique oval space into a diorama of abstracted and intricate seascape made of discarded materials. Taken from her studio practice and from every-day life, the materials include found objects like torn plastic bags, scraps of her drawings and fragments of photos depicting cities she has lived. Through a process of building and excavating, these disjointed scavenged materials coalesce into colossal yet delicate immersive installation which places the viewer somewhere between the real and the imagined, the organic and the artificial.

 About Artist Etty Yaniv

Etty Yaniv has exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and internationally, including Haifa museum of art, Israel, Torrance museum of art, LA, Newark museum of art, NJ, Monmouth museum of art, NJ, Musée Héritage Museum, Art Gallery of St. Albert, Canada, Life on Mars, Brooklyn, Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, Schema Projects, Brooklyn, Helen Day Center, VT, Purdue University gallery, IN, University of Connecticut, Sheen Center, NYC, Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Germany. Her work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times and reviewed in publications such as Hyperallergic, Stamford Advocate, Art New England and Public Radio.

 About LIU Humanities Gallery

Humanities Gallery is a unique glass-enclosed elliptical gallery, approximately 40 by 60 feet with 12' ceilings, that is used primarily for installations and sculpture exhibitions. 

For more images and more information, contact:

Etty Yaniv, email:  Web:

Nancy Grove, Director , Telephone: (718) 488-1198

Location: Long Island University Humanities Gallery, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn NY 11201

               (intersection of DeKalb and Flatbush Avenues, downtown Brooklyn) 
Transportation: B, M, Q, R trains to DeKalb; 2, 3, 4, 5 trains to Nevins
Hours: 9-6 Monday-Friday, 10-5 Saturday/Sunday

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