Rituals, like art, give meaning to life. Judaism is steeped in rituals and traditions. Over time some rituals have evolved or changed to reflect our need to renew, rethink and recreate traditions that have been passed down between generations or have existed through our history. The challenge is finding the right balance between the historical roots of a longstanding ritual and the introduction of contemporary interpretations into the ritual.
This exhibition, from the Jewish Artists Initiative, is a reflection of the many facets of Jewish rituals and holidays. It is a melding of the rituals that infuse every aspect of living a Jewish life. These works will evoke memories of growing up, of stories told over and over in families.
Bill Aron, Elizabeth Bloom, Carol Es, Benny Ferdman, Carol Goldmark,
Laurie Gross, Marcie Kaufman, Eileen Levinson, Victor Raphael, Doni Silver Simons,
Ruth Snyder, Erella Teitler, Ruth Weisberg
Art is for sale - all proceeds to benefit the Gotthelf Art Gallery
San Diego Center for Jewish Culture
Viterbi Family Galleria • Potiker Family Arts & Culture Complex
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
The Loft at Liz’s | 453 S. La Brea Avenue | Los Angeles, CA 90036 | (323) 939-4403 ext. 6
Caesura > Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica
November 8, 2012
February 8, 2013
Caesura is a pause or gesture used to emphasize the formal metrical construction of a line.
The works of JAI Artists, Doni Silver Simons and Melinda Smith Altshuler deal seriously with painterly
and sculptural issues in the realm of Caesura, or the in-between something formal or structural.
This is the tendency to make abstractions, or formations between spaces,
either through concept or material.
Curated by JAI Artist, Maya Lujan
Fowler Museum at UCLA presents Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews
Laurel Paley • PRESENT & TRANSCENDENT @Café Cultural
October 7, 2012
November 2, 2012
Will Deutsch in INTER-VIEWS @Curio, Venice, CA
October 6, 2012
October 6, 2012
Karen Frimkess Wolff Exhibits at One Stream, Many Wells
September 22, 2012
September 22, 2012
September 22, 2:00 -5:00 p.m.
A new permanent gallery will open at
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
The exhibit includes artwork from ten states and France, with artists from L.A. and SC coming for the Opening.
We hope you can join us!
JAI Artist Karen Frimkess Wolff:
"Hello everyone, I'm the Los Angeles artist, flying all the way to New Jersey this time."
Ruth Weisberg • The Figure in Contemporary Art • Cypress College Art Gallery
September 20, 2012
November 1, 2012
Ruth Weisberg & Jerome Witkin
Cypress College Exhibition
The Figure in Contemporary Art
September 20 – November 1, 2012
We are pleased to announce the inclusion of Ruth Weisberg & Jerome Witkin in the upcoming exhibition “The Figure in Contemporary Art” at Cypress College Art Gallery. The exhibition explores figurative painting, drawing, and sculpture produced by contemporary artists with 26 works by 12 internationally known artists working in the figurative tradition. The works include genre paintings, contemporary narratives, complex figurative compositions and portraits.
Significant American and European artists include Sigmund Abeles, Sharon Allicotti, Juliette Aristides, Steven Assael, Domenic Cretara, Paul Fenniak, Kate Lehman, Vito-Leonardo Scarola, Odd Nerdrum, Thomas Stubbs, Ruth Weisberg & Jerome Witkin.
Cypress College Art Gallery
9200 Valley View Street, Cypress, CA 90630
Susan Gesundheit: Elvis Tallis Series at National Council of Jewish Women/LA
September 19, 2012
December 21, 2012
Susan Gesundheit:Elvis Tallis Series - a solo show of monotypes, watercolors and acrylics
Maya Lujan: NEW TIMES ROMAN Exhibition at Texas Equities
September 15, 2012
October 20, 2012
Maya Lujan's sculptures are a set of interlocking parts that she calls "bastions." Lujan develops in these works a dual definition of the bastion as an object built, erected and used to proclaim a stance of readiness for battle and, simultaneously, a lightweight, semi-mobile fortification - a barrier and shield against armed attack. The bastions form a planar matrix that forces the viewer to negotiate a path in order to survey the surrounding environment. These bastions also present themselves as sculptures that offer a latently explosive relationship to the proximate viewer. They are black and thereby form three-dimensional "holes" in space, graphic by design, compartmentally human in proportion.
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 15th, 6-9pm
The Pauline & Zena Gatov Gallery at the Alpert JCC presents
Text Messages: Recent Work by Joshua Abarbanel
In Text Messages, artist Joshua Abarbanel offers a series of ten intricately composed digital art works that consider the relationship between Hebrew text and consciousness, exploring the visual metaphor of what is hidden and revealed.
For this body of work, Abarbanel manipulates Hebrew letters to make patterns and other motifs that reformulate and hide the text, reflecting the artist’s own relationship with Hebrew, of which he is semi-literate. The works explore the mystery of the letter in its liturgical context—wherein the words aim to provide an access point into a greater level of understanding and connection—while at the same time acknowledging that text can also act like a veil behind which something else is concealed.
June 1 - July 15, 2012
Please join us for the Artist Reception on Thursday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m.
From the beginning of time, man has peered into the night sky and pondered the vast realm that extends out, far beyond the boundaries of terra firma. This mystifying world of darkness, inhabited alternately by silent distant planets and exploding super nova has long been a source of inspiration to artists throughout the ages. This exhibition of works by Terry Braunstein, Susanna Meiers, Victor Raphael and June Wayne explores four individual reactions to the mystery of deep space.
This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of June Wayne, who passed away August 23, 2011 at the age of 93. June was a visionary artist and pioneer in the revival of fine-art printmaking in the 1960's when she founded the Tamarind Lithography Workshop. June was an original and an inspiration to several generations of artists. She was truly out of this world.
2012 Santa Monica Airport Artwalk
March 17, 2012
March 17, 2012
Simone Gad: Ram's Head Fu Dog: one artwork/one wall
March 16, 2012
March 30, 2012
Pat Berger Featured in Long Beach Museum of Art: Highlights 1945-1980
Narratives by Nancy Goodman Lawrence | Slutzky Art Gallery
March 7, 2012
April 18, 2012
About ten years ago, while cleaning out my parents’ home after my father died, I came across a box of maps.
I almost tossed them out along with other accumulated papers, but something stopped me,
and instead, I brought them home, never thinking that those maps would become the springboard
to three bodies of work that encompass family portraits, the figure and the image of a circle as an icon.
Carol Goldmark • RECREATING NATURE • Platt and Borstein Galleries at American Jewish University
February 19, 2012
May 18, 2012
CAROL GOLDMARK Invites you to RECREATING NATURE
Her New Exhibit at the PLATT AND BORSTEIN GALLERIES AT AMERICAN JEWISH UNIVERSITY
February 19 - May 18, 2012
RECEPTION: Sunday, February 26, 4-6 pm
American Jewish University | 15600 Mulholland Drive | Bel Air, CA 90077
GALLERY HOURS: Sunday - Thursday 10 am - 4 pm Friday 10 am - 2 pm
GALLERIES CLOSED: Saturdays and April 6, 8, 13, 2012
For more information, call the Gallery at 310-476-9777 x201
Ruth Weisberg: Then & Now Exhibition at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts
February 18, 2012
April 28, 2012
February 18 - April 28, 2012
“Ruth Weisberg: Now & Then” presents paintings and works on paper by one of Los Angeles’ most celebrated figurative artists since her arrival in 1969. The exhibition, which includes her most recent paintings, and spanning more than three decades, reveals Weisberg’s unique vision through which the viewer sees the convergence of art history, personal memory, and cultural experience.
The exhibition reveals Weisberg’s decades-long interest in re-imagining the works of such past masters as Titian, Velazquez, Blake and Corot. Through fresco-like effects in her unstretched paintings as well as the veils of washes in her masterful lithographs, Weisberg brings past-time into contemporary context.
Ruth Weisberg is currently a professor at USC, where she was one of the longest tenured Deans of the Roski School of Fine Art. Weisberg is the first living painter to have been afforded a solo exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum of Art. She holds that distinction as well at the Huntington Library. Her first major survey in Los Angeles was in 1979 at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. The subject of over 80 solo and 185 group exhibitions, Weisberg’s work is included in the permanent collections of over 60 museums, including the Metropolitan Museum, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Whitney Museum of American Art, Portland Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Getty Research Institute, Norton Simon Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Detroit Institute of Arts, Biblioteque Nationale in Paris, and Rome Institute Nationale per la Grafica, among many others.
Pat Berger: No Place to Go - Homeless in America • Marshall~LeKAE Gallery
February 16, 2012
February 16, 2012
The Marshall~LeKAE Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming art exhibit by Los Angeles based artist Pat Berger, whose poignant paintings of homelessness have raised awareness and consciousness about this avoided topic. This art show was originally inspired by Pat’s visit to a food and shelter outreach in LA around 1985. This experience was followed by at least five years of activism, interacting and getting to know her subject, which then transpired into a series of 35 paintings and lithographs intended to spread knowledge and hopefully influence action to be taken to encourage change for this worldwide problem.
Pat Berger’s paintings depicting the crisis of homelessness in our society are formally straightforward and uncompromising works. These pieces are not only beautifully done in a technical sense, but also speak loudly on the subject manner at hand. With these paintings, Berger points to the callousness and disregard that we, as a society, have developed towards the people experiencing struggle and/or poverty. The support, protection and care that a community affords is often blotted out in the homeless experience by the alienation, hopelessness and dehumanization wrought by life on the streets.
Twelve of Berger’s paintings are now in the permanent collection of the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Buffalo, other paintings are in the permanent collection of LA’s Skirball Cultural Center. Her work has also been in a number of documentaries including the Emmy award winning “Trouble in Paradise.”
Pacific Standard Time Exhibit: Simone Gad
February 12, 2012
February 25, 2012
1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Reception: Saturday February 18, 7pm-10pm
Show dates: February 12-25, 2012
Public Viewing Hours: 12:30-9:30 p.m. Thurs-Sat, 12:30-6 p.m. Sun-Wed
As part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative, Bleicher Gallery is pleased to present an exciting exhibit by Los Angeles based artist Simone Gad. A painter and assemblage/collage artist, Gad rose to prominence in the Los Angeles art scene in the 1970’s. After being introduced to the Fluxus movement in 1972 by Al Hansen, she began making collage and assemblage painting collages on vinyl.
An actress herself, Gad’s work focuses on Hollywood, exploring ideas of celebrity and stardom and providing unique insight into the world of fame. Her career includes numerous exhibits through California, showing at LAICA Downtown and Molly Barnes Gallery, among others. Gad is highly regarded in the Southern California art scene, being the recipient of numerous awards and grants, as well as being included in many publications and texts.
Breaking in Two: Provocative Visions of Motherhood
February 11, 2012
April 14, 2012
FEBRUARY 11 – APRIL 14, 2012
The exhibition will feature a multi-cultural group of four generations of nationally and internationally recognized artist-mothers
selected to represent the multi-faceted and changing realities of motherhood. The exhibition explores the intimate
experience of the artist as mother, and the evolving image and place of the mother, which underwent huge
transformations during the Women’s Movement of the late '60s and '70s.