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Posted on May 20 2013 by in Exhibition
Brooklyn Landscapes May 05-June 30
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 05 2013 at 5:00pm
Hadas Gallery is proud to present the recent paintings of Richard Lebenson.
Brooklyn Landscapes exhibits over 35 landscape and still-life paintings by Richard Lebenson.
Lebenson paints the familiar brownstones, street grit, and graffiti that show the age of his Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn. These buildings have witnessed the wear of time and now find themselves in the middle of an arts renaissance. He breathes life into these buildings, revealing their flaws and states of repair with the attention of a portrait painter.
Many of Lebenson’s subjects are situated nearby Pratt Institute, the heart of Brooklyn’s art scene, where Lebenson has lived since 1967.
Brooklyn Landscapes tells the everyday story of local Brooklynites through depicting their homes, businesses, and local shops. Lebenson’s paintings are modest in size but profound in detail. His attention to atmospheric lighting and traditional painting techniques reveal a masterful yet personal relationship.
In Brooklyn Landscapes, Richard Lebenson evokes a quiet testament to the history of Brooklyn- its past, present, and future.
Richard Lebenson has been a professional illustrator for the past thirty-five years. He holds a MFA from Pratt Institute. He founded RSVP magazine, an annual national source guide for illustration and design. Lebenson is a member of the Society of Illustrators since 1977.
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Posted on March 10 2013 by in Exhibitions
Painting Constructs by Harry Moritz
April 07- April 28, 2013
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 07 at 3:00 pm
Artist Lecture: Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 pm
Hadas Gallery is proud to present the recent paintings and sculptures of Harry Moritz.
Painting Constructs is the New York solo exhibition debut of artist Harry Moritz. Moritz’s artwork is an experience. A weird mixture of psychedelic, serious, zany, skater-environmentalist, satirical commentary that stems from the visual language of neo-primitive art.
Moritz’s artwork challenges the concept of painting. He describes the physical constructs he welds and carves as paintings, not sculpture. He equates the malleability of oil painting with the constant re-working of sculpted forms. Moritz states, “I am always using painting skills to make sculpture- sculpture through the mind of painting. The forms are as far from it [the idea of sculpture] as I can get.”
A performance artist at heart, Moritz considers his artwork more of a visual record of the art-making process. The images he makes using oil paint are only the documentation of his artwork.
His paintings and constructs draw inspiration from African and tribal traditions. Like Picasso, a hundred years prior, Moritz explores the patterns and abstract facial motifs of these cultures to reflect on the global nature of modern art. Moritz chooses his visual motifs for their aesthetic value, regardless of cultural implications. Combined with cartoon humor, Moritz’s Painting Constructs reveal a refreshing exploration of the art process.
“This is my excitement,” Moritz exclaims, “ I always want to make it because this is what it looks like, pure excitement- grinding metal, seeking a challenge.”
Harry Moritz is an undergraduate sophomore at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.
All events and programs are FREE and open to the public. firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on February 26 2013 by in Workshop
Professional Development Workshop
Sunday, March 03 2013 @ 4:00 pm
Hadas Gallery hosts SONYA Professional Development Workshop with Eli Vandenberg.
Eli Vandenberg is the gallery store manager for the Print Center in Philadelphia, PA.
A Pratt Institute graduate himself, Vandenberg oversees a diverse group of artists and art objects. He manages all social media marketing and is the web master for The Print Center. Vandenberg has worked on a number of successful programs including Out Loud: Artists Books Performed. He co-curated SHOP: Art, Commerce and the Printed Image at The Print Center and works directly with artists to commission a number of projects for the Gallery Store including new works for the annual Editions|Artists' Book Fair for New York's print week.
Vandenberg will be speaking on the topics of how to build relationships with galleries, pricing your artwork, and portfolio reviews.
All events and programs are FREE and open to the public.
Posted on February 05 2013 by in Workshop
Hadas Gallery Celebrates Black History Month with SONYA Artists
Sunday, February 10th 12:00pm-3:00pm
Hadas Gallery and SONYA are co-sponsoring an afternoon of workshops in conjunction with MARP in celebration of Black History Month.
Workshops include: Painting with Ellie Balk, Mosaics with Jorge Valdez, Crochet with Valerie Williams, Collage with Laura Pawson and Justice Whitaker, Watercolor with Monique Ford, and Comic Books with Joshua Stulman.
All ages are welcome! Come by and get your hands dirty!
Posted on Jan 06 2013 by in Classes
Comics 101 and Adult Drawing art courses
Classes begin the week of January 20
How to Make a Comic Book 101 Class (kid friendly) | $180 for 10 classes (Parents Free!)
Beginner Drawing for Adults | $180 for 10 classes
Hadas Gallery will be hosting a Comic Book art course for children and an Adult Beginner Drawing class both taught by curator and illustrator, Joshua H. Stulman.
The Comic Book course will cover all the basics to creating your own comic book, including: character design, story development, layouts, and finished drawing. This class is great for creative children or to encourage reading. Parents are welcome to join for free! The class will meet Sundays 10:30-11:30 am beginning Jan. 20th.
The Adult Beginners Drawing Class is a "hands on" class based around still life and observation. It is great for learning basic concepts behind realist drawing. The class will focus on tonal drawing. We will begin with light studies and simple objects and move into larger ideas of composition and irregular shapes. This is a great class for someone who wants to learn how to draw or is looking to improve their drawing skills. Classes will meet Wednesday evenings at 7:30- 9:00 pm beginning Jan. 23th
For more information or to sign up contact Joshua@hadasgallery.com
Posted on Nov 29 2012 by in Exhibitions
We Are Patriarchs by Elke Reva Sudin
January 13 – February 24, 2013
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 13, 4:30pm
Artist Lecture: Wednesday, February 06, 7pm
Artist Statement by Elke Reva Sudin
We are Patriarchs evokes the legacy of Biblical characters and archetypes drawing them into the 21st Century with contemporary oil portraits that suggest classical European master painters by way of Anglo-Japanese Japonisme, and graffiti street art.
These 15 works display the multi-cultural melting pot of global Jewry from award winning gourmet chefs to renowned world musicians, bloggers, converts, Rabbis, and tattooed heroines all equally featured. Each is a representation of a prominent figure from the Hebrew tradition, leaders in their time who continue to inspire.
The Bible states that there were 10 generations from the creation of Adam to Noah’s flood, and 10 more from The Flood to Abraham and monotheism. Sudin reinterprets this for a new era finding significance in the 10 generations from the Industrial Revolution to today. Modern technology has enabled the most informed, educated generation and yet we are lost in a sea of choices that ignore the wisdom of our predecessors.
This series seeks to bring back a sense of continuity, to show a correlation between the ancient and the modern, and recognize that the steps in between have all played a role in how we live in this world. Every generation influences the next, and We Are Patriarchs of the future.
Elke Reva Sudin is a visual artist who draws inspiration from urban culture and her Jewish heritage. She received critical acclaim for her “Hipsters and Hassids” painting series and has been featured in publications such as the New York Press, EL PAÍS, The WG News, The Hartford Courant, World Net Daily, and Tablet Magazine. In 2011, she was named one of the Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36” young Jewish innovators. Sudin received a BFA in Illustration from Pratt Institute and lives in Brooklyn, NY.. email@example.com
Posted on Nov01 2012 by in Exhibition
3rd Annual Rohr Jewish Center Benefit
December 2nd 2012 | 5-7pm
$36 Suggested Donation
You are invited to celebrate the 3rd Annual Rohr Jewish Center Benefit Exhibition.
Hors d’oeuvres, Student reflection, and book launch of “The Case for Children” by Rabbi Simcha Weinstein.
All donations are tax-deductable and will benefit Rohr Jewish Center programming.
RSVP to RohrCenterBenefit@gmail.com
Posted on Nov01 2012 by in Press
Jubilation exhibition reviewed!
Call for Entries
Submission Deadline: Nov. 12 @ 5pm
The Jubilation exhibition by Rosa Katzenelson was a fantastic success. The exhibition was well attended and I want to thank all our visitors.
Check out some of the news coverage for the show from Hamodia, New Jersey Jewish News, and a critical review by Richard McBee of the Jewish Press.
Posted on Nov01 2012 by in Events
Hadas Gallery Hosts Hot Mamaleh: The Ultimate Guide for Every Woman of the Tribe
Book Launch and Artist Lecture by Lisa Alcalay Klug
Author Lisa Alcalay Klug spoke to a gathering of over 60 artists, art-lovers, and pop culture fans about Judaism in the 21st Century. Bright, Funny, and Witty, Klug talked about bringing the bling to Jewish life. Hot Mamalah is a collection of hilarious essays, recipes, and pop culture tidbits that exude confidence in being a modern Jewish woman. The pink themed event coincided with Breast cancer awareness month, and guests dined on pink salmon sushi, pink lemonade, with pink napkins,…you get the idea! .
Lisa Klug is also the author of Cool Jew, a #1 Amazon bestseller and National Jewish Book Awards Finalist. Klug is a regular contributor to the New York Times, Jerusalem Post, Baltimore Sun, and other publications. For more info check out her website http://lisaklug.com/
Posted on July 28 2012 by in Exhibition
by Rosa Katzenelson
August 26 – October 28, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 6, 7pm
Artist Lecture: Thursday, October 18, 7pm
Hadas Gallery is proud to present the paintings and digital artwork of Rosa Katzenelson.
For Katzenelson, the act of painting is a Kabalistic exploration of visual abstraction. Born in Argentina under a period marked by virulent anti-Semitism, Katzenelson paints in defiance to the adversity she experienced as a child. Her paintings express the outpouring of her Jewish soul.
Katzenelson’s artwork beams with the color and the movement of her subjects. Her paintings celebrate the concept of the “Pintele Yid”- the Jewish spark. She paints with colorful excitement scenes of jubilation and dancing. Her broken brushwork lends itself to a unique form of abstract-realism. She enjoys building miniature features into her larger compositions playing with the idea of “picture within a picture.” Her colors are bright and intense, which give her subjects a feeling of mystic joy.
Rosa Katzenelson studied art and film in Argentina, where she was a national winner of the Annual Art Contest of the National Art Foundation. She lectured at the National School of Cinema in art and psychology, building on her education and experience as a clinical psychologist in the school of Lacan. Rosa Katzenelson has exhibited internationally and has won numerous awards for her artistic accomplishments.
Full Press Release
Posted on July 28 2012 by in JACOB
JACOB Lecture series
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 7:30pm
Jewish Artists Collective Of Brooklyn is beginning our 2012-2013 lecture series in September. This is a great forum to present on your work and learn about what’s being made by artists right here in Brooklyn.
All events and programs are FREE and open to the public.
If you would like to present on your artwork, firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on August20 2012 by in Exhibition
Holocaust Benefit Exhibition
Tuesday, August 22, 2012 @ 8:00pm
Hadas Gallery is proud to host a benefit exhibition for the Sousa Mendes Foundation. This exhibition features revitalization plans by architect, Eric Moed, with music by Urban Grilling. Donations from this event will go towards establishing the first Holocaust museum in Portugal.
For more information, or to donate directly, please visit www.sousamendesfoundation.org
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Posted on June 26 2012 by in Exhibition
Yo Brooklynites II
July 15- August 19
2nd Annual Community Exhibition
Opening Reception: July 15 2012 @ 4 pm
Hadas Gallery is proud to present our second annual community group exhibition featuring the artwork of Brooklyn artists.The artists included are a mixture of members from the Jewish community as well as local Brooklyn artists. The exhibition brings a sense of diversity and common interests between different cultural backgrounds. Submissions will be accepted up to July 9th and are due at the gallery by 5pm that day.
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Posted on June 17 2012 by in Exhibition
Super Jew Comics Extended Thru July 9th
This is your last chance to see the Super Jew Comics exhibition. It contains original artwork and unpublished material used in the production of Shaloman and Israeli Defense Comics.
Posted on June 12 2012 by in Workshop
SONYA Stroll and FAB Fridays
FAB Friday, June 08 2012 @ 3-6 pm
Sonya Stroll Sat-Sun, June 09-10 2012 @ 12-6pm
Hadas Gallery brought our “Comic Story Boarding” workshop to Fulton Ave Business (FAB) Friday events. Over 30 children got first hand experience in creating their own comic.
We also were proud to be part of South Of the Navy Yard Artists (SONYA)’s 13th annual studio stroll. Hadas Gallery extends a big thank you to everyone who came out on the SONYA Stroll and participated at the FAB Friday workshops. We hope you all had as much fun as us..
Posted on May 10 2012 by in Workshop
Comics 101 Workshop
Thursday, May 17 2012 @ 7:30pm
Learn the basics of what goes into making a comic. This is a behind the scenes look at the production of comics and what you need to know to get started. Topics include materials, production team, and how to set up a comic page. All ages are firstname.lastname@example.org
All events and programs are FREE and open to the public.
Call for Entries
Posted on May 10 2012 by in Exhibitions
Yo Brooklynites II
Call for Entries
Submissions due: July 9th
All Brooklyn artists are invited to submit artwork for our second annual "Yo Brooklynites" exhibition. All artwork will be considered, with the exception of graphic imagery, depictions of nudes or violence. To apply send artist, statement, and images as jpegs. Please include size medium and year of the artwork. Artists should feel free to stop in the gallery as well. There is no submission fee. Space is limited!
Submissions are due July email@example.com
Posted on March 11 2012 by in Exhibition
Super Jew Comics Exhibition
April 15 – June 17
Opening Reception: April 15, 4- 7:30 pm
Comics 101 Workshop: May 17, 7:30 pm
Closing Reception/ Jews ‘n’ Comics visual lecture: June 17, 4-7:30 pm
Hadas Gallery is proud to present the comic artwork of Al Wiesner and Joshua H. Stulman.
“Super Jew Comics” is an exhibition of original production artwork for the Jewish comic book series, Shaloman and Israeli Defense Comics. The exhibition celebrates Jewish identity in the graphic medium. Several events are planned to coincide with the exhibition, including a presentation by “Up, Up and Oy Vey” author, Rabbi Simcha Weinstein.
Shaloman, created by Al Wiesner, first appeared in Mark 1 Comics #1 in 1987. It was an instant success and the epinimously titled series began shortly thereafter. Wiesner has self-published the adventures of Shaloman ever since. His artwork fuses action, Yiddish humor, and Jewish education to create a unique hero. Wiesner’s work reveals a love of Judaism and golden age comics. Shaloman’s popularity has carried through in nearly 40 issues and four volumes. Wiesner’s artwork has been recognized in numerous articles, academic books, as well as complete collections held at the libraries of Ohio State, Michigan State Univ. and Hebrew Union College. In 2010, Al Wiesner was honored with the Inkpot Award at the San Diego Comic Con for his achievements in the graphic arts.
Israeli Defense Comics is a brand new series featuring the superhero Magen, the Shield of Israel, by Joshua H. Stulman. Israeli Defense Comics is an ongoing project to discuss social/political issues and Israel pride. Stulman is a working artist and painter, whose artwork develops from issues found within the large diversity of the Jewish community. Full Press Release
Posted on January 20 2012 by in Press Release
Ruin:Rebirth by Leah Kohlenberg
January 29- March 19
Artist Reception: Thursday, February 16, 7pm
Hadas Gallery is proud to present the recent work of photographer Leah Kohlenberg.
“Ruin: Rebirth” is a series of 30 photographs that focus on the evolution and devolution of urban life. Kohlenberg has spent the past 5 years traveling the eastern block and Mediterranean region documenting communities left in the shadow of the soviet collapse and economic downfall.
Her photographs find beauty in the decay of urban structures and humor in its awkward attempts at repair. Kohlenberg’s use of floral imagery is an important sub-theme that serves as a poetic reminder of “vanitas”, as well as a counterpoint to the manmade structures.
The inclusion of Grecian ruins helps relate the timeless lifecycle of a city. As Kohlenberg documents tourism to these ruins, she brings into question her own tourism of the fallen communist empire. The inclusion of single image taken in Brooklyn links our city to those halfway around the world and asks us if we are in a state of ruin or rebirth.
Leah Kohlenberg is a journalist and a former foreign correspondent for Time Magazine’s Asian edition in Hong Kong. Kohlenberg also served as a senior producer for ABCNEWS.com. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Full Press Release
Hadas Gallery Workshops
Posted on January 20 2012 by in events
Basic Art class and Kosher Figure Drawing
Feb 15- May 2
Admission: $18/class, $100/ course or $180 for 12 weeks
Pratt students: Free w/ id
Space is limited. Reserve you seat today!
Hadas Gallery will be hosting two courses of six classes each, which will meet on alternating Wednesdays. The Basic Art class will address issues of light, space, and form, in tonal drawing. The Kosher figure drawing is an open session with a clothed model and optional instruction. This class is open to all levels. Email the gallery manager for more firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on December 15 2011 by in workshop
HADAS GALLERY CURATOR’S REVIEW ON
Polly Shindler “Yeah Rite” Painting Series
Review by Joshua H. Stulman
Yeah Rite a painting exhibition by Polly Shindler, is the artist’s MFA thesis show at Pratt Institute. It consists of fourteen pieces, including a few mixed media works. Her paintings are all square, minimalist, abstract compositions painted in acrylic on canvas or wood panel. Shindler’s use of paint establishes the form and ground, which she uses to carve into revealing the undertones. The carving is reminiscent of scratchboard and allows for the formation of thin textural ridges. Read More
New York Comic Con 2011
Posted on November15 2011 by in reviews
Hadas Gallery covers New York Comic Con 2011
Thursday, Oct. 13- Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011
by Joshua H.Stulman
Hadas Gallery was on the scene as the four day pop culture convention ushered in thousands of eager sci-fi fans. The convention floor of the Jacob Javits Center was packed with gaming stations, toy displays, and new comic related merchandise. Movie props were on display from Marvel’s upcoming Avengers movie with star Chris Evans and Stan Lee signing. Check out our articles on a rare Q/A by Jewish comic legend Joe Simon, creator of Captain America; Arlen Schumer’s lecture on creative rights for Jack Kirby; and a shocking movie review for which we’ve dubbed “The Passion of Muhammed.” Read More
“CALL FOR ENTRIES
Submissions due Nov. 9
The Rohr Jewish Center Benefit Exhibition
Hadas Gallery is proud to announce open call for donated artwork. The exhibition will open Sunday Nov. 13. All artwork mediums will be considered. Send submissions as jpeg to Joshua H. Stulman, email@example.com
“GENESIS” BY ORA BIALIK
August 28- October 31
Opening Reception: Sept 25th, 2-5pm
Hadas Gallery is proud to present the recent work of painter Ora Bialik.
In “Genesis” Bialik addresses the first chapter of Torah through abstract formal collage. Her paintings are a fresh take that open up an often literal-burdening subject.
She begins her process with large color-field paintings. The colors meld into each other providing a sense of transition. Her work is primarily acrylic with some uses of medium giving her work the gloss feel of oil. However these are just the preliminary steps to her approach to art making.
Bialik uses these practically finished paintings as color swatches to begin her true artwork. Her fantastic sense of color allows her to match the painted canvases creating a fresh vibrancy. She then cuts the canvases into strips and abstract shapes, which she interweaves to finish the piece.
The most visceral appeal is the collage element to her work. Her weaving of material and forms create a sense of rhythm that is well complimented by her colors. The edges of the finished pieces are varied which breaks any sense of repetition. There is always something exciting in her artwork.
Ora Bialik is a recent graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She holds numerous degrees including a Doctorate degree in Mathematics and Statistics.
Next JACOB Meeting
Wednesday, August 17, 8pm
JACOB’s next meeting will feature artists Matthew Robinson (painting), Jessica Johnson (sculpture), and Ellie Balk (muralist). They are three of the twenty five local artists in the Yo Brooklynites exhibition. Each artist will discuss their artwork and take questions from the audience. Connect with other local artists for a fun evening of art. Read more about JACOB.
HADAS GALLERY CURATOR'S REVIEW ON
Jin Young Koh “Bodyscapes” Painting Series
Review by Joshua H. Stulman
With a title like “Bodyscapes”, Jin Young Koh, places his subject matter at the forefront of his artwork. His paintings depict figurative forms abstracted through their close up cropping. His work focuses on the creasing and folding of flesh while retaining its body structure. Through the development of his series, it becomes less clear whether the references are real or imagined. As I move through the series and become more familiar with Koh’s language, his juxtaposition of lighting, form, and color take on a subject matter all of their own. ...Read more
YO BROOKLYNITES EXHIBITION
July 10- August 18 2011
Opening Reception: Sunday, July 10th, 2-5 pm
Artist Lecture: Wednesday, August 17th, 8 pm
Hadas Gallery is proud to present our first annual community group exhibition featuring the artwork from local artists.
The artists included are a mixture of members from the Jewish community as well as local Brooklyn artists. The exhibition brings a sense of diversity and common interests between different cultural backgrounds.
One of our main initiatives at Hadas Gallery is to support and promote local emerging and established artists. Art being made by emerging artists have a unique rawness about them. Established artists bring a sense of knowledge and commitment to their craft. All these artists are involved in developing and exploring themes, composition, color, and theory.
The artwork ranges in medium and content. It provides insight into a variety of artistic influences. Most importantly, group exhibitions remind us of the ever-changing range of subjects, concepts, and techniques that epitomize the possibilities of making art in the 21st century.
Hadas Gallery’s ”Yo Brooklynites” will be shown July 10- August 18. Regular gallery hours are Sunday through Thursday 1pm-6pm or by appointment. The opening will be Sunday July 10, 2-5pm. A panel discussion will be held Wednesday August 17, 8 pm.
Next JACOB Meeting
Wednesday, July 20, 8pm
JACOB’s next meeting will feature an interactive music and art installation presented by Hadas Gallery and Organic Mobb. Artist participation is greatly encouraged. Connect with other local artists for a fun evening of art making. For more info on Organic Mobb visit their website.
HADAS GALLERY CURATOR'S REVIEW ON
Eunkyung Bae recent works
Review by Joshua H. Stulman
When I first walked into the exhibition space I couldn’t help but be drawn to a giant multicolored arrow that streams across a 25-foot wall. Its colors are interspersed and, from a distance, they mimic the short brush strokes of an impressionist painter. The colors are sharp and vibrant. But these are not brushstrokes or even paint. When the viewer gets closer it becomes obvious that the colors are actually...Read more
CALL FOR ENTRIES
1st ANNUAL COMMUNITY EXHIBITION
Submission Deadline: June 20, 2011
Send All Submissions and any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
JEWISH ARTS COLLABORATIVE OF BROOKLYN AT HADAS GALLERY
Wednesday, June 15th 8pm
JACOB’s first meeting will feature an artist lecture by Ali Spechler on her exhibition “Brooklyn Shtetl”
Connect with other local artists and find out what’s going on in the Brooklyn art scene.
HADAS GALLERY COVERS WIZARD'S BIG APPLE CON SPRING EDITIONBy Joshua H. Stulman
Last week, Hadas Gallery went to Wizard’s Big Apple Con Spring Edition at the Penn Plaza Pavilion. It was a weekend of comic creators, media personalities and everything else pop culture. There are plenty of “interesting” costumes, and Q/A presentations scheduled throughout the weekend. Legendary Jewish comic creators were in attendance from over 70 years of comic history- and even some Pratt Institute graduates.Read more
BROOKLYN SHTETL BY ALI SPECHLER
May 15- June 30, 2011
Opening Reception: May 15th, 2-5pm
Artist Lecture: June 15th, 8pm
Closing Reception: June 26th, 2-5pm
Hadas Gallery is proud to present the recent work of painter Ali Spechler.
Move over Marc Chagall, this isn’t Jewish shtetl life! “Brooklyn Shtetl” is a series of contemporary Jewish portraiture by painter Ali Spechler. Her informal paintings underline the complexity and variety of how “Jewishness” is expressed in our modern time.
Spechler’s portraits beam with personality. Her emphasis on character reveals the individual quirks of her subjects. In Ariella and Simcha, she portrays a rabbi distracted by his busy schedule and obligations as he poses with his pregnant wife. A twist on the Van Eyck classic, Arnolfini Wedding Portrait, both husband and wife are independent, strong leaders. Gigi with Tefillin captures a moment of silent devotion of a young Israeli before leaving for the army.
Spechler’s subjects range in mood. Somber, hilarious, confident; she paints personality with all its appeal and flaws. Her paintings play with the seriousness that can overburden religious affiliation “Brooklyn Shtetl” is not the idealized or stereotyped Jewish life canonized in Judaica. This is Jewish life as it exists today.
The people in her paintings are real and relatable. Her portraits challenge the sometimes quirky meshing of religious identity with pop culture.
“Brooklyn Shtetl” will be shown May 15- June 30. Regular gallery hours are Sunday through Thursday 1pm-6pm or by appointment. The opening will be Sunday May 15, 2-5pm. An artist lecture will be held on Wednesday June 8th at 8 pm.
Hadas Gallery is located at 541 Myrtle Avenue in The Rohr Jewish Center near the campus of Pratt Institute (between Steuben and Emerson Sts., across from the Pratt Store).