|Archie Rand "Yithro"|
Editor Sandee Brawarsky:
Archie Rand is recognized as a pioneer among contemporary American Jewish artists, and his work has been exhibited widely all over the world. We've selected work from two of his acclaimed series (pages 4,6,9,10) that tell stories of the Bible, combining vivid color, imagery and text. Over his distinguished career, he has created his own narrative iconography, as he explains, "out of necessity."
The striking image on the cover, Yitro (the father-in-law of Moses), reproduced in full, below, is one of 54 "Chapter Paintings" Rand made in 1989, each inspired by a weekly section of the Torah. Every work in that series includes an architectural frame, resembling a gate or door, perhaps to the ark, opening to deeper meanings and interpretation.
An exhibition featuring those two series and another, “Archie Rand: Three Major Works,” is on view at the Hyams Judaica Museum at Temple Beth Sholom, 401 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights on Long Island, through Dec. 11.
More of Rand's work in Text/Context:
His "Moses" in the following article:
Searching for Moses - A case against leadership by default.
ARCHIE RAND, Moses, from “Sixty Paintings from the Bible,”
1992, acrylic and marker on canvas, 18” x 24.”
Read article here
See Rand's "Shelah Leha" here in the article "The Narrows"..