TEXT & CONTEXT

The Jewish Art Salon, Oholiav, and the Columbia / Barnard’s Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life are proud to present CELEBRATE

Join us Thursday October 11, 2012, 6pm

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TEXT: A comparative exhibition in black and white by Ellen Alt  

In the late 80’s Ms. Alt created a series based on the design of the Talmud page.  (The Talmud is a vast collection of texts and commentary written down between 200 and 1500 AD). Blocks of overlapping marks depict timeless calligraphic conversations; much like the sages never-ending arguments and discussions of the Torah.

Alt’s most recent work is a series of explorations of structure and fluidity.  Frameworks of grids, bones and scaffolding sustain and support the flexible, malleable and unpredictable. Both series address spontaneity and surprise over underlying foundations.

Second floor of the of the Kraft Center

CONTEXT: An art exhibit by the Jewish Art Salon and Oholiav 

In this exhibit, 29 artists present their own unique perspectives on the use of text in art, elevating the letters to explore not only their meaning, but also their visual impact. Through these 29 artworks, you are invited to discover the many different ways artists use text in their art – from repetition and pattern rich in texture, to zooming in on a single letter, from figurative pieces to abstraction, through a variety of different media – painting, drawing, photography and mixed media, these artists show the varied beauty struck through the chords of letters.

Third, fourth and fifth floors the of the Kraft Center.

Join us for additional events October 25 and November 29:JAS Context Evite

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