SEDUCED BY THE SACRED: Forging a Jewish Art

This exhibit, which is curated by Richard McBee and Joel Silverstein, features artists who have been moved by the idea of the sacred in their work, including concepts of divinity and or the sublime.

The exhibit takes place from Oct. 3 to Nov. 22, 2010, at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford, Conn., and the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell JCC of West Hartford.

The Sabbath song Lechah Dodi, refers to the sacred marriage between God and the Jewish people. In this frankly erotic poem we welcome the Sabbath Bride. The curators use this poem as a model for Jewish artists, who give themselves over to an experience far greater than they. It follows the paradigm of works having to be made. It is the love and the sense of the forbidden that comprise the unique faith of the Jewish Artist.

Curatorial Advisor: Yona Verwer.