Neo Chassidic. Not your parents’ Chassidic art!
With a presentation by current & former Chassidic artists Shoshannah Brombacher, Elanit Kayne and Yitzchok Moully.
Hadas Gallery 541 Myrtle Ave Brooklyn, NY 11205.
Sunday September 29, 1-3 PM, 2013
Bagels & refreshments served.
Yitzchok Moully, the Pop Art Rabbi, will talk about his work and his Post Pop exhibit, currently featured at the Hadas gallery. His art contrasts timeless Judaic images with vibrant bold colors to create a startling combination, intertwining the history and culture of the Jewish world with the bright and colorful world we live in today.
Elanit Kayne will discuss concept and collaboration. Her work is time, sight and life specific. Currently her collaborator is an eight-month-old baby with a very even temperament.
Shoshannah Brombacher, with a background in Ancient Middle Eastern culture and Codicology, will discuss her many-faceted work as an artist, illustrator, writer and maggidah (story teller).
Shoshannah Brombacher, Brooklyn, NY
Shoshannah Brombacher studied Semitic languages, Ancient Middle Eastern culture and Codicology at Leyden University (Holland) with a specialty in medieval Sephardic Hebrew poetry. Her doctoral thesis deals with the poetry of the Portuguese/Spanish Jewish Community in seventeenth century Amsterdam. She worked on codicology projects involving manuscripts and tombstones in Holland, Israel, and Germany, and lectured at the Free University Berlin.
Since settling in NYC 20 years ago, Shoshannah devotes her time to family and art. She started paining at age two. Although she followed some art courses in Europe, she considers herself self-taught. Her main interest is Chassidic life. “For me, family and art are inseparable parts of my life as a Jewess. My academic background brings deeper meaning to my art, understanding of life and devotion to HaShem”.
Elanit Kayne received her BFA from TISCH School of the Arts, New York University. Her work has been covered nationally and internationally with full features on CNN, FOX5 News and CNRTL4 Dutch Television; coverage by NK Nextent Japanese Television and NY1; full feature articles by The Huffington Post, The Agence France-Presse, TIME OUT NY, The NY Post, The Brooklyn Papers and Italian Glamour Magazine.
Elanit has been curated into shows at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Pablo’s Birthday in Tribeca, Spike Gallery in Chelsea, The Kentler International Drawing Center in Red Hook, and Lee Mingwei’s exhibition at MoMAQns among others. She has received grants from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation; sponsorship from Hanes and from OM Yoga.
Alison Beth Levy, in association with Art Connects NY, curated Elanit’s artwork into a permanent installation. The artwork can be viewed at Mercy First, one of New York’s leading not-for-profit human services agencies in Brooklyn, NY.
Raised by former hippies, Rabbi Yitzchok Moully, was exposed to far more color than
one would expect in the rigorously orthodox Chassidic community. Moully’s formal education did not include formal art classes but his inner passion yearned for expression. After dabbling in various forms of art Moully found an expression for his creativity in art.
Moully is a Rabbi in New Jersey. A Rabbi by day and an artist by night.