The Jewish Federation
The Bell Family Gallery
January 27 - April 14, 2010
Reception: Wednesday, January 27, 20107:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
For decades, Israelis have moved comfortably between the Jewish state and the United States. Though they have settled in communities throughout the States, many have chosen Southern California, and Los Angeles in particular, to make their new homes. Los Angeles offers a temperate climate, a world-class level of cultural diversity, large established Israeli communities and a smorgasbord of business, technology, educational, social and cultural opportunities.
For artists, the Los Angeles arts scene is a special magnet that encourages diversity of expression and experimentation and rewards innovation. The artists in this exhibition are a strong and vital part of this contemporary artscape, and their artwork offers a diverse and rich response to contemporary art and life in an ever-evolving society. Their work here speaks to issues and interpretations of beauty of the land and the environment. It addresses memory, personal identity and heritage, conditions of a shared humanity and abstract expressions of time and change. Together, their work adds a unique visual voice to the mélange of art and life in Southern California.
Sara Cannon, Guest Curator
Director of the Museum Education and Tours Program, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Hollyhock House, Barnsdall Park