UCLA Hillel Art Gallery opens three important art exhibitions
“Seek my Face: the art of Joshua Meyer 2000 – 2016”
Oil paintings on canvas, board, and linen
Joshua Meyer (born 1974, Lubbock, Texas) is an American artist, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He earned his B.A. from Yale University and also studied at the Bezalel Academy in Israel. He is known for his oil paintings of people, and for a searching process by which they emerge, trail off, wander, get lost, experiment and reemerge. This searching quality is characterized by a thick texture in many of his paintings, influenced by Alberto Giacometti, Frank Auerbach, and Chaim Soutine. Every painting emerges from struggle and re-evaluation. The artist’s work has been shown in galleries and museums across the United States, Europe and Asia, including a solo exhibition, Tohu vaVohu at the Hebrew College in Boston and Becoming at the Yale Slifka Center and NYU Bronfman Center. Meyer is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant as well as the Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, and a Painting Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
“WINGS” by Harriet Zeitlin
Mixed media works
In the 6 decades that I have been a painter, printmaker, quilt maker, sculptor and mixed media artist I have dedicated myself to the task of making a valid, meaningful statement that will touch the viewers’ sensibilities. I have felt free to cut across boundaries of media and materials, and have endeavored to balance decoration with expression, combine found objects with my own fiber work and conjoin the two and three dimensional into one cohesive whole.
In my latest series of mixed media work ” WINGS,” the subject is birds; in flight, taking off, soaring, diving, leaving the earth in joy and freedom . Man, earthbound by gravity, always longed to Lccomplish this feat and succeeded . Yet, despite our heroic achievement in aviation, we continue to look upward, following with awe and amazement the beauty and grace of a flight of birds. I hope that this body of work will evoke memories and associations where art, nature, culture and the collective unconscious interlock.
“The German Roots of Zionism”
An educational exhibition
World War I transformed the political landscape of Europe and the course of the Zionist movement. The new political constellation, the end of the Ottoman Empire and the Balfour Declaration of 1917, brought an end to the dominant role of German speaking Zionist leaders. The leadership shifted mainly to East European leaders such as Chaim Weizmann, a British citizen of Russian origin. In the following decades, the rise of the Nazi party encouraged many to consider emigration to Palestine, an option that was previously highly unappealing for most German Jews, and Zionism took on a new importance for Central European Jewry. This exhibit was organized by the Leo Baeck Institute and has been made possible by the support of the German Information Center USA. Co-sponsored by: The German Consulate General in Los Angeles, the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, Hillel at UCLA, the Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller Institute for Jewish Learning, the UCLA Center for Israel Studies, the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Chair in Jewish History at UCLA, and the UCLA Department of Germanic Languages.
Exhibits runs through December 9th, 2016
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Hillel at UCLA, Gindi Hall
574 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Hourly Parking is available at UCLA Lot #2 on the corner of Westholme and Hilgard.
No parking on Strathmore or the 600 block of Westholme.
Contact Information: Perla Karney, Artistic Director
310-208-3081 ext. 108