The drawings and small-scale sculpture from Leonard Ursachi’s Bunkers series address the complex relationship between identity, displacement and ideas of home. Inspired by the bunkers that mark the landscape of his native Romania, Ursachi—who now lives and works in Brooklyn—began using the form in 1998 to explore the contradictory feelings of fear and refuge that they suggest.Read more "Leonard Ursachi: Bunkers – Drawings and Sculpture"
Jane Trigère: Women of the Balcony On view October 30, 2011 – February 5, 2012 Jane Trigère and Susan Chevlowe, Director, Derfner Judaica Museum A Conversation Susan Chevlowe: What brought you to Congregation Ohav Sholaum and what did you first encounter there? Can you describe how it looked inside and what went through your mind? […]Read more "Jane Trigère: Women of the Balcony"
Micaela Amato: Exile Traces On view March 6–May 22, 2011 Micaela Amato and Susan Chevlowe, Director, Derfner Judaica Museum A Conversation Susan Chevlowe: Sephardi Jews trace their roots to the Iberian Peninsula and have distinct customs, rituals and practices associated with the traditions of that locale and its diaspora communities. Your art engages your own […]Read more "Micaela Amato: Exile Traces"