Archie Rand - "Three Major Works"
Opening: Sunday, September 25, 4-6 pm
THE HYAMS JUDAICA MUSEUM
Temple Beth Sholom 401 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights, L.I. 11577 – 631-462-9848
“Three Major Works”
“The Chapter Paintings” (1989)
- one of the most important Jewish paintings of the 20th century.
“A useful date from which to mark the onset of postmodern American Jewish art is 1989. The year that saw the Tiananmen Square massacre, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the premiere of Seinfeld was also the year Archie Rand exhibited at the Jewish Museum in New York a series of fifty-four paintings inspired by the yearly cycle of Torah readings. Jewish artists were by then no strangers to the upper echelons of the American art world, but baldly Jewish iconography was.-Vincent Brook, You Should See Yourself, Rutgers University Press, 2006.
(a selection from) “60 Paintings From the Bible” (1992)
“Psalm 68” (1994)
“He is arguably the best known, most important, the most imaginative, and the most prolific...as well as the artist most willing to take risks....He became the most creative and outspoken proponent of a Jewish-themed art in America....He has articulated in both words and images to a greater extent than anybody else a loose-jointed attempt to assure the viability, visibility and continuity of this art.”
- Matthew Baigell, IMAGES
“…the foremost creator of Jewish art working today.”
- Richard McBee, Jewish Week
“…one of the most important Jewish painters in America.”
– David Kaufmann, Tablet“
…he has effectively revolutionized the way the rest of us view Jewish art,.”
– Menachem Wecker, Jewish Press