Ilan Averbuch: Meaning as Metaphors


STUDIO21 cordially invites you to an art talk & presentation
“Meaning as Metaphors” with Ilan Averbuch

Saturday, January 6,  2018, 5:30 p.m.
Studio 21
17L, Dover Terrace, Kolkata 700 019, Tel:2486 6735,


Review: Artist Sculpts Ties With Muse City, Telegraph India, Jan. 10, 2018.

Ilan Averbuch: The Lily Pond

Studio Installation View, Long Island City, NYSolo-Exhibition at Nancy Hoffman Gallery
520 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001
September 7 – October 21, 2017
Opening reception Sept. 7, 6 – 8pm

The Lily Pond is an immersive installation, a visual metaphor of an aquatic environment. The installation comprises 14 sculptures displayed on large recycled granite millstones, dispersed throughout the gallery. The stones are raised off the ground on a steel stem, creating a field of seemingly floating round platforms reminding us of large lily pads on the surface of a pond. Small sculptures in steel, stone and bronze occupy the surface of the lily pads, while a large stone boat raised on steel stilts floating in mid-air, becomes the mental vessel that guides the visitor through the exhibition.

The installation is accompanied by large drawings, referring to the imagery of the sculptures. The drawings, like the sculptures, allude to history, culture, landscape, dream, policy, discourse or human aspiration.

The outdoor courtyard will feature Skirts and Pants (After Duchamp), an earlier large wood and glass sculpture, of a group of five symbolic images intertwined in an endless mechanical choreography.

For images and additional information please visit the gallery website.

Ilan Averbuch: The Lily Pond

Ilan Averbuch: The Lily Pond
Exhibition Catalog, 24 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, full color, 20 illustrations.  $10+Shipping.

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Ilan Averbuch: The Lily Pond: Exhibition Catalog

The Lily Pond CatalogIlan Averbuch: The Lily Pond

Exhibition Catalog, 24 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, full color, 20 illustrations.

$10 +Shipping

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New Work, Theater of the Wind, 2016

Theater of the Wind is located on a grassy field between several glass buildings in Marina Heights on the edge of the Salt River in Tempe, AZ. The work is made of large recycled granite curbstone and weathering steel. The work allows for participation with integrated seating on stone steps cladding the bow of the boat. The boat emerges from a colossal picture frame, through which the viewer sees the river, a bridge over it, and the desert in the distance. “Theater of the Wind” creates a meditative living landscape painting which the viewer becomes a part of.

Theater of the Wind Announcement


Recent and Upcoming Projects and Exhibitions

Essays & articles..

Between the Intimate and the Monumental, by Mark Daniel Cohen

Resonant Reflections: The Art of Ilan Averbuch, by Rachel Rosenfield Lafo

The New Paradigm of Public Sculpture, by Marc Daniel Cohen

Between Heaven and Earth: On Ilan Averbuch’s Works, by Ruthi Ofek

Interviews & short video documentaries..

PODCAST: William Garrett’s ROOM TONE – Interview with Ilan Averbuch

Ilan Averbuch: Thoughts, a video by Pickeral Pie Entertainment

Ilan Averbuch, a video by Jeanette Moses and Mary Eileen Croke.


Terrace Installation

Nancy Hoffman Gallery
520 W. 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
212 966-6676



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