“Lashon Hara” mixed media works by Robin Atlas

10 Jul

July 9th – August 13th, 2012

Slutzky Art Gallery at the Merage JCC
One Federation Way
Irvine, CA  98603

Tel: 949 435-3400

Gallery Hours: M-F 8:30 – 5, Sat. 9 – 5, Sun. 9 – 6

Our Words Have Great Power

The prohibitions of lashon hara* are among the most fundamental and oft-overlooked tenets of Halacic law. Eminent rabbinical scholars have discussed, written and codified what is and what is not proper speech. This body of work explores the progeny of the seeds of lashon hara, and their impact on the spiritual realm and the physical universe.   These deconstructed pieces combine hand dyed collaged fabric which have been embroidered and machine stitched and incorporate paper, paint, trim, and beadwork.

*Lashon Hara: the halakhic term for derogatory speech about another person; literally translated means “evil tongue”. The Chofitz Chaim writes that there are 31 specific prohibitions against Lashon Hara in the Torah.

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