Gilad Efrat has a tendency to become fixated on a subject matter, as evidenced by previous shows dominated by monkey portraits or paintings of European cities destroyed by bombings. In ''Gilad Efrat: Negev,'' his third exhibition at Inman Gallery, the Tel Aviv artist returns to a subject matter he has visited several times previously in his work — his homeland. The reason for his fascination is deeply rooted — it's his homeland. Efrat was born in Beersheba, the Negev's largest city. The desert, which covers more than half of Israel, also provides much painterly inspiration, from the Bedouin settlements to the vast, flat desert views to the tamarisk — a bush tree that provides protection from the sun and wind. All are subject matter here in the Inman show.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Starts: Dec. 7. Continues through Jan. 5, 2012