Promise Lands is a self-portrait. The exhibition emerges at the intersection of Roy’s journey between Tel Aviv and New York. Referencing cultural and visual vernaculars such as the lone American cowboy and Israeli pilot, Promise Lands explores the Identities-
colonial, entitled or utopian-associated with the quest for the “Promised Land” and the “New World.” The show revisits the themes of heroism, gender roles and separation through works like embroided airline pillows reflecting gender fluidity, the fading portraits of his mother and the ironic glorification of the Israeli soldier. Promise Lands re-contextualizes pop culture and offers its audience a personal relationship to them; a parallel to the artist’s process.