Embroidering, Conceptual & Figurative Art Exploration

Join us for another prolific contemporary art tour with Gabriela Vainsencher. During this tour we will be introduced to work of three artists Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Sophia Narret and our guide herself. Each artist’s work is in response to social issues and a global environment that is culturally diverse.
We will gain insight into the conceptual work of Gonzalez-Torres which is composed of everyday material but elicits powerful responses from each viewer. This work has added historical value and perspective of the artist from the AIDS epidemic period.

Vainsencher, draws on the Mother archetype which changes from culture to culture, but historically took the form of Madonna and Child. Her current work highlights motherhood as both subject and a state, a provocative theme and conversation in the artworld.

Embroidering – painting with thread, we will escape with Narrett into her intricately embellished dreamscapes where she explores a variety of topics including Jewish mysticism, fantasy, and romance.

As Gabriela shares her creative process with us, we will also learn:
More about the legacy of González-Torres whose work continues to expand and be challenged;
Why motherhood remains uncomfortable territory as a subject and state in the artworld;
The importance of contemporary art due to its historical value of being a product and witness of a specific time and era; and
About a unique approach to the craft of weaving and an artist’s radical vision for her work.

Streamed live, the program will feature:
Gabriela Vainsencher
Artist & Lecturer

Wayne Firestone
Webinar Host
America-Israel Friendship League

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From the performing arts to the visual arts, enjoy a gallery tour, modern dance, film, theatre and more!