The Jewish Art Salon and the Kraft Center present:
Imagery After Abstraction: Filling the Void
In explorations of imagery drawn from influences as diverse as Kabbalah, Memory, and Mystical Science, artists who did once pure abstractions take the lessons of the interaction of color and form to create representational infused with layers of meaning and message.
Helene Aylon, Artist, Jewish Art Salon Member.
Elisa Decker, Artist, Jewish Art Salon Member, Reviewer for Art in America.
Bruria Finkel, Artist, Jewish Artists Initiative Member, Women’s Caucus for Art.
Cynthia Beth Rubin, Artist, Jewish Art Salon Advisory Board Member.
Additional screenings by Gilah Yelin Hirsch, Bruce Oren, Adele Shtern, Alan Falk, Sarah Lightman, Ellen Holtzblatt and Robin Atlas.
- Why were Jewish Artists and critics at the forefront of Abstraction, and how did that affect our formative years?
- What moved us from Abstraction to Imagery – and in particular, did the emergence of Digital Media influence this shift?
- Is there a spiritual/historical/ethnic/cultural reason why are using the imagery that we are using, and does this relate to Jewish core values?
Debra Zarlin Edelman
Zarlin Edelman is the lay-chair of the Arts Advisory Board at The Jewish Theological Seminary, is co-chair of the Board’s Visual Arts Committee, whose inaugural exhibition Reading the Visual/Visualizing the Text can be viewed at JTS through May 2013.
Debra is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School, and received a master’s in Jewish Art & Visual Culture from JTS. She currently serves on the Fine Arts Acquisition and Board Exhibition Committees of The Jewish Museum, New York.