“Walking in Unity: Elements of the Passover Seder” featuring works by artist Gabriella Boros is being shown in our new Tower Entrance Gallery from April 1 to June 12, 2017.
The show opening reception is on Saturday, April 1 from 7 – 9 p.m. and includes a presentation by the artist. Lite fare will be served.
Gabriella Boros has shown her prints, paintings and multimedia works nationally and internationally. Currently focusing on woodblock prints, Gabriella also paints in acrylic on wood panel, makes art books, drawings, sculptures and found-object cheeseboxes.
Born in Israel, Gabriella immigrated to the United States as a child. Her fable-like narratives reflect her European parentage, Israeli childhood and American influences. She has a BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art. She currently lives and works in Skokie, Illinois.
“I make religious, cultural and geographical references in my art,” shares Gabriella. “My upbringing included bedtime stories of Holocaust survival by my parents, and was shaped while sitting in an air raid shelter during the Israeli Six Day War. It was also influenced by my experience as a young immigrant coming to America with no English language. The result is storytelling in many forms, expressed through painting, art books, drawing, sculpture and most recently woodcuts.”
“My process begins with written concepts on which I build visual images,” Gabriella explains. “My woodcuts range in topics from my personal fables, religious topics and scientific/political work. The stark imagery, the concision of line and the need for a heightened narrative in order to convey the message, are challenges that I eagerly embrace in printmaking. My prints are always created as a series. I like to find a theme and develop the narrative visually. The truths I narrate are very personal, but the resulting images have a universal appeal. “
While Northminster members will be able to see the works at any time, the Tower Entrance Gallery is open to the community on Saturday, April 1 and April 22 from 7-9 p.m., and Sunday, June 11 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Invite your friends to join you in viewing these beautiful images based on Passover and the Seder in a year when the Christian, Greek Orthodox and Jewish Calendars coincide.
Visit Gabriella’s website to learn more about her work.