Ira Hoffecker

Opening Reception
Th Jun 13, 7:00-9:00pm
Artist in attendance | Free admission
Exhibit continues to July 21

My work examines the relationships between people and cities by responding to constant change, reconstruction and restoration in the urban landscape. Decay, erasure, covering, revealing and rebuilding are part of my painting practice. I see my process of covering as a metaphor for forgetting and suppressing the past. The process of revealing and sanding the surface alludes to a process of remembering and reconciling historic events. Places are overlaid with multiple histories, layers of paint cover and obscure but each coat is also informed by the previous layer.

ILLUSTRATION (detail): “Conjunction VI” 40” x 60” acrylic on canvas

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Poetry Evening – Th July 11, 7:00-9:00pm

HOST: tba
POETS:  Natasha Sanders-Kay, Bonnie Nish, Lara Varesi, Daniela Elza, Rosemary Nowicki
MUSIC: Linda Szentes

There will be an open mic time when the audience will have an opportunity to write and read poems relating to the exhibit.

Presented by the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, and made possible by the Yosef Wosk Poetry Initiative Grant

Ancient Writings in Contemporary Contexts

A collection of large-and small-scale inscriptional paintings by Ken Hughes

July 25-August 25

Inscriptions – texts expressed formally or otherwise in different alphabets or languages – are a major source of inspiration for my paintings.

The aim of the collection in this exhibition is to visually express texts related to Jewish beliefs and culture, most in the Hebrew alphabet or transliterated Hebrew using the Roman alphabet. Writings have been selected from Psalms, Jewish writers, composers, or citizens. For example: Franz Kafka, Leonard Bernstein, or victims of the Holocaust.

ILLUSTRATION (detail): 2. ‘Psalm 122:7’ – Acrylic on wood panels ,18”x48”


Gallery exhibits
If you are a professional artist and are interested in applying for a solo or group show, please contact Gallery Director at The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery’s mandate is to exhibit visual art (drawings, paintings, sculpture, photography, mixed media) by professional visual artists in the Jewish community and/or art with a Jewish theme.

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