Had Gadya: Paintings by Archie Rand

16 Mar
2011

By SUDINmag |

MARCH 6TH –MAY 8TH, 2011
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, March 17TH

THE BOROWSKY GALLERY
401 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
5:30-7:30pm
FREE


ARCHIE RAND
THE COMPLETE “HAD GADYA” (2006)
A SERIES OF TEN PAINTINGS
With the orginal sketches and painted studies
CATALOG AVAILABLE

Noted painter Archie Rand explores the many verses of this ancient Passover song in a provocative series that offers playful riffs on forgotten Jewish painting traditions. This exhibit runs in The Borowsky Gallery March 6 – May 8, 2011

“He is arguably the best known, most important, the most imaginative, and the most prolific…as well as the artist most willing to take risks….He became the most creative and outspoken proponent of a Jewish-themed art in America….He has articulated in both words and images to a greater extent than anybody else a loose-jointed attempt to assure the viability, visibility and continuity of this art”. -Matthew Baigell, Images, 2009

“This is it. This is the one exhibition that you must see if contemporary Jewish art matters at all. Archie Rand has been bravely creating radical Jewish art for the last twenty years, challenging both the contemporary art establishment and the purveyors of Jewish culture. It is time …for the Jewish public to take note and acknowledge the accomplishments of the foremost creator of Jewish art working today. Our cultural future depends on it”. – Richard McBee, The Jewish Week, 2004

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