In this session, which aired live on January 26, 2021, and was curated by Dorit Jordan Dotan and Judith Joseph, we were joined by artists Carole Glauber, Linda Klein and Miriam Stern as they offer insight into their creative processes and share the impact of the current social order on the psychological and spiritual content of their work.
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:
Carole Glauber is a photographer and photo historian, a combination that influences the images she makes. Her work has been included in over 80 group and solo exhibitions worldwide, and she has received numerous awards for her photography and photographic research. These honors include the PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris, the International Photography Award, the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, the Tokyo International Foto Award, the Mobile Photography Award, the PH Museum Mobile Photography Prize, and the Pollux Award for her photographs and the Peter E. Palmquist Historical Photographic Research Fellowship, the Winterthur Museum Fellowship, and an Oregon Humanities Research Fellowship for her photographic research. She has lectured and written about photography and is the author of two books. Her latest book, Personal History, published by Daylight Books, the culmination of photographing her two sons for 30 years with a 1950’s Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera and color film, received a Gold Award from the Budapest International Foto Awards.
Artist Linda Klein is represented by Bromfield Gallery in Boston. Her work has been called “poetic” and “apocalyptic” in Art New England and The Boston Globe, and she has work in private collections in the US, Canada, England, and Israel. She was Professor of Fine Arts and the Dean of the Fine Arts Department at Endicott College. Earlier, she directed the International Affiliate Program in Expressive Arts Therapy at Lesley University Graduate School, where she taught Expressive Arts Therapy. She received an M.F.A in painting and art history from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University, an MA in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley College and studied studio art at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Miriam Stern is a painter, printmaker, and installation artist. She has exhibited both in the United States and Israel and has won numerous awards and prizes. Ms. Stern usually works in series that often use Jewish values and ideas as her themes. Her art has been reproduced in magazines and books of poetry. In addition to producing art, she has curated several art exhibitions and lectures about the relationship of art to Jewish interpretations of texts and ideas. In 2016 a monograph of her art was published. In 2019, before the pandemic, Miriam began the series titled “Cover Up’’ which includes paintings, monoprints, and collage mixed/media work. She painted curtains, tarps, and boxes, covering over parts of work while leaving bits and pieces or the original showing. Trying to conceal can become a futile act. These paintings are metaphors for what is happening in our society today. We may try to cover up history, but truth will emerge. Over time the meaning, and imagery has developed and changed to address the isolation we are forced to experience due to the Pandemic as well as and the killing of George Floyd; two urgent and timely social issues.