CLINTON, NJ - Hunterdon Art Museum announced it will feature Annandale NJ resident Yael Eisner in its Member Highlight Exhibition taking place March 8 through April 19. The museum will hold an opening reception for the exhibition March 8, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., with an Artist Talk by Eisner. 

Pulling from different states of being – home and away, water and land, fluidity and solidity, silence and noise, spaciousness, and the lack thereof – Eisner captures the transitions and juxtapositions of her daily adventures in the form of photographs. 

“In creating these sequences, I communicate through visual images my emotions as I experience a state of transition. With each transition, my awareness of some senses becomes sharper while others lie dormant within these diverse conditions,” says Eisner, who has curated and exhibited her works around the globe. “I am curious to examine this paradigm by placing two images side by side, reflecting one another and forming an 'optional' new void. A void which can seem familiar and distant at the same time.”

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According to Eisner, her work is an invitation for viewers to pause and explore this void in an individual and personal way. Eisner’s photographs are also inspired by her experience residing on a sailboat a few months each year.

“Sailing nonstop for weeks surrounded only by water and sky before reaching the safe shore of a new place to rest and explore, the Latitude and Longitude coordinates are the only indications for a 'concrete' position at sea. Yet, I need to find other anchors to map my location along periods of constant movement and regain some sense of familiarity, belonging, and orientation.”

Born in Rehovot, Israel, Eisner graduated in 2000 from the Photography Department of Hadassah-College in Jerusalem. Eisner took up sailing and sailed from Spain to Italy in 2013 as a one-person crew.

About the Hunterdon Art Museum

The Hunterdon Art Museum presents changing exhibitions of contemporary art, craft, and design in a 19th century stone mill listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Founded in 1952, the Museum is a landmark regional art center showcasing works by established and emerging contemporary artists. It also offers a dynamic schedule of art classes and workshops for children and adults.

Programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Holt Family Foundation, Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, The Large Foundation, and other corporations, foundations and individuals. The Hunterdon Art Museum is a wheelchair accessible space. Publications are available in large print. Patrons who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired may contact the Museum through the New Jersey Relay Service at (TTY) 1 (800) 852-7899

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