Artists Igal Permuth, Judith Joseph and Harriet Finck explore the process of re-creation, the deposits and richness of creativity that emerge from desolation and despair.
Curated by Dorit Jordan Dotan and Judith Joseph. In addition to the curators, this program is produced with the support of Jewish Art Salon’s Program Advisor Yona Verwer and team members Cheselyn Amato and Chana Wiesenthal-Elias.
About the Artists
Judith Joseph is a Chicago based artist whose work is exhibited internationally. Her work is idea-driven, and she works across media, chiefly woodblock prints, painting and installation. Her conceptual art practice is paired with work as a calligrapher and illustrator, and her specialty is the Ketubah. She has had numerous solo and two-person shows including the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Kraft Center at Columbia University, ARC Gallery, Chicago and the Illinois Arts Council Gallery in Chicago. Her work is in many public and private collections. She holds a B.S. in Art from the University of Wisconsin. http://www.judithjosephstudio.com IG: @judithjosephstudio
Igal Permuth is a Guatemalan Jewish artist with a 30-year-old artistic journey, with exhibits around the world; in Latin America, Europe and Israel. He always had to “communicate himself through Art” and let it speak about him and about its nature. He also had a TV art program called El Vagon; to Igal, Art has a human nature and is organic. It speaks and explains the viewers about anything that awakes his creative process; therefore, it is applicable to any cultural human group. Art is a response from the artist to any human being. http://www.facebook.com/igalpermuthartecontemporaneo
Harriet Finck is a NJ based artist. After practicing as an architect for several years, she turned to collage and painting. An adjunct professor for a time, she teaches at an art center, and was involved in running an Artists’ Beit Midrash.Harriet’s artist residencies include the Boston University Hillel, William Paterson University, Art Kibbutz and Camp Ramah. She has had solo and duo shows at galleries in New York and New Jersey, and many group exhibitions. Her work is in corporate collections. Her studio is in Manufacturers Village, East Orange, NJ. She holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from Harvard University. http://www.harrietfinck.com IG: @harfinn
About the Series
In the early spring of 2020, as the impact of the COVID19 pandemic began to be recognized, the Jewish Art Salon was uniquely positioned as the world’s largest Jewish visual arts organization, with a global network of contemporary artists, curators, art historians and art writers, to pivot its programming to premiere live-streamed, online Studio Salon Sessions. Now into it’s second year, OPEN STUDIOS continues to present artists from the United States, Israel and Europe in real time, showing and discussing their work.
The Jewish Art Salon (JAS) is a 501.c.3 non-profit organization. It is a global network of contemporary visual artists and art professionals. Established in 2008 and based in New York City, JAS has over 400 members and over 2,000 participants. Through its 60+ shows, events and collaborations in the US, Europe and Israel, JAS has reached approximately 30,000 individuals since its inception. JAS provides important programs and resources, and develops lasting partnerships with the international art community and the general public.