The end of the year is the perfect time to take action!
Dear Friends and Art Lovers,
As 2022 comes to a close, I am reflecting with gratitude on the many wonderful new experiences this year brought, including my first solo museum exhibition, a multi-city public artivism initiative, and much more. But I am also reflecting further back — to my grandparents who escaped the pogroms in Lithuania, and to my parents who also fled from hate and fought for justice in new and foreign lands.
My studio work this year has made it clear to me that these multigenerational memories have deep roots that reach to my core and move me to act. I am working each day to learn the historical lessons I embody and to use the gift of more days to bend the arc of justice. I do this through my artwork as well as by supporting high impact organizations like those listed below.
I wish you all a light and bright holiday season and hope you also find some quiet moments to reflect this year and to take action so that all who are oppressed may breathe free. Amen.
Four High Impact Nonprofits I'm Supporting this Year
Together for Good: Caron Tabb and the Quilting Corner
November 17, 2022–March 12, 2023
Los Angeles, CA
My piece, "Fabric of Humanity—Repairing My World" is currently on view at the Skirball Museums a companion show to the fabulous quilt exhibition "Fabric of a Nation," which was recently on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Lost and Found
November 17–December 30, 2022
The Umbrella Arts Center
Juried by Jessica Straus, this show examines our relationships with familiar, unfamiliar and defamiliarized objects. I am honored to have my work “Human” included.
New work in progress for upcoming exhibition at Nearby Gallery.
This Is America Curated by Jamaal Eversley
January 28-February 26, 2023 Nearby Gallery | Newton, MA
I am thrilled to be showing a new large-scale piece in this upcoming exhibition curated by Jamaal Eversley at Nearby Gallery. This assemblage has been growing on my studio wall for years, amassing notes and newspaper clippings, scraps of materials, concept sketches, and so much more. It reflects the things I care about and respond to and it just so happens that the corrugated cardboard at thee base of this collage roughly reflects the shape of the continental US. It is often a topic of conversation when I have visitors to my studio, and I am thrilled to have this opportunity to think of it in a new way and bring it to a new audience.
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
Over the last year, I have been working with the team at Boston Art Inc. as a pro bono curatorial advisor to help fill the new in-patient building with a collection of artworks that reflects the core soul of the hospital and elevates the stories and messages of artists from all walks of life. Our goal through this process was to ensure that everyone who works at the hospital or is cared for there can see themselves reflected in the artwork on view, and the 80 artists represented in the collection do just that.
I am especially proud of the partnership we have built with Artists for Humanity through this project. Each floor of the hospital has a gallery wall featuring work that reflects the stories of young artists in our community and they also created a timeline for the skybridge that literally connects the hospital’s past to its future.
Details from work in progress for Beth Israel Deaconess commission.
As part of this project, I have also been commissioned to contribute a permanent installation. For my contribution, I have taken on the task of repurposing materials from the old building, mining them for meaning, and transforming them into a work of art that will bring lessons from the past into the future of this hospital while providing a calm and healing presence for those who need it most. Above is a sneak peek of a few vignettes I have been working on. The conglomeration of them all will be unlike anything I have created before.