Alex Israel, Self-Portrait (Mom), 2016. Photo by Will Ragozzino

Alex Israel in "Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings" at The Jewish Museum, New York.

On view November 4 through April 23, 2017.

Alex Israel’s Self-Portrait (Mom) (2016)—a new painting in the artist’s ongoing Self-Portrait series—is currently on view
at the Jewish Museum. A scenic portrait of the artist’s mother within an outsize silhouette of the artist’s head in profile, the work was commissioned for the museum’s ongoing program, Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings, which invites artists to create or adapt a work for the museum’s lobby.