Shula Singer Arbel's new body of work, LOVE, HOPE, MEMORY is a series of paintings that tell the story of her parents, Michael and Edith who met in 1946 in a Displaced Persons Camp in Heidenheim, Germany, right after World War II. Edith was a survivor of Auschwitz and Michael had been a soldier in the Russian Army. They arrived at this refugee camp with nothing. In spite of the tremendous loss and unimaginable suffering they experienced, this was a time of great hope and optimism for the future. The paintings are based on black & white photographs found in an old, forgotten photo album. The portraits are a fusion of representational, abstract, and dream-like images; a flattening of form mixed with painterly surfaces. The metaphorical and figurative paintings, intentionally faceless, examine the issues of history and memory, loss and rebirth.
Opening Reception: March 17, 2018 from 6 - 9 pm
(show runs through April 20, 2018)