September 2017 -- Elul 5777 -  Tishri 5778,  Volume 23, Issue 9

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Across Divides: Borders and Boundaries in Contemporary Art

The Koslowe Gallery at Westchester Jewish Center, Palmer and Rockland Avenues in Mamaroneck invites the public to a special exhibit following Rhythm and Ruach, Shabbat Under the Stars on Friday, September 8th at 8pm.

 

The story of the Jewish people is filled with messages of division, both from society at-large and from within. At times this separation is deliberate and at other times it has been imposed.  Borders and boundaries in Jewish history is a story that transcends not only the Jewish people, but many peoples, and resonates in today’s most compelling stories where there are efforts to wall off and attempts to bridge differences.

 

Through a variety of art forms, the artists in this exhibition explore in the words of guest curator Reba Wulkan, “moral and spiritual challenges, gender identities and themes of national origins, geo-politics, tolerance and other concerns.”

 

Some engage with ideas of spatial boundaries, while others explore personal divides that define Jewish identity, ethnicity, prayer, garb, family, geographical borders, and physical or conceptual walls. Painters, photographers and sculptors, such as Angela Srassheim, Andi Arnovitz, Ahuva Winslow, Ken Goldman, Siona Benjamin, Pavel Wolberg, David Moss and Tova Beck-Friedman, are represented.

 

 A formal gallery opening program on Thursday evening, October 19th, 2017, featuring Reba Wulkan will take place. The exhibition will be on view through December 2017.

 

For more information, contact Amy Levine-Kennedy, Curator at amyruth67@aol.com or call 698-3610.