Sh'ma/Listen: The Art of David Gelernter

December 2, 2012 - January 20, 2013
Popper Gallery

This first museum exhibition of the art of polymath David Gelernter presents his entrancing word paintings and drawings, based on phrases from the Hebrew Bible, Jewish liturgy and other sources, and an arresting new series of monumental portraits of the first great Hebrew Biblical kings, inspired by medieval tomb sculpture. Featuring resonant color chords and delicate drawing, and executed in a striking range of media – acrylic, oil, pastel, liquid iron, and gold and metal leaf, the works echo traditions in Western art-making, and evoke Judaism’s inherently visual character and its longstanding engagement with and value of beauty.

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David Gelernter, Hoshiah, aquarelle on panel, 2010. Collection of the artist.
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The Art of David Gelernter