Modern Jewish Narratives – Virtual Art Event

The Virtual Programs’s first art event I am co-organizing for the Jewish Art Salon takes place Sunday April 19, 1-2pm (EDT).

Artists Archie Rand, Richard McBee & Joel Silverstein present Modern Jewish Narratives, a Powerpoint of their Jewish Art Salon exhibition, followed by a discussion with the viewers.

In this groundbreaking exhibition, Modern Jewish Narratives, at the Hyams Museum, NY, Archie Rand presents a searing exploration of two series: The Book of Ezekiel (2019) and The Book of Esther (2019); deconstructing the ancient biblical text into deeply personal and cutting-edge commentaries. In 2019 Rand was selected as the second Farash Foundation Fellow for the Advancement of Jewish Humanities and Culture, the first having been awarded in 2018 to literary giant, Amos Oz.

Richard McBee’s paintings of Ezekiel, spanning 39 years, ponder the role of the Holocaust, acceptance of Torah and mystical experience in Ezekiel’s visions.  Additionally the narratives of Vashti, Esther, Mordechai, Haman and the King are explored as well as a meditation on the Binding of Isaac. 

Joel Silversteins radically eclectic works reassess Tanach, Exodus and Ezekiel through his personal lens of 20th and 21st Century movie, pop and comic book references, including a 10-foot painting; “Ten Commandments and a Question”(2017), previously exhibited at the Jerusalem Biennale. 

Graphic Design by Dorit Jordan Dotan

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