"Temple Talismans", Art Exhibit at Adas Israel
This exhibition of work by Dutch-born New York based artist Yona Verwer, will be on display at Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor, NY from June 10th till July 4th, 2012.
Opening Reception: Sunday June 10, 4-6 pm
The exhibit depicts amulet images she created of and for noted American landmarks. These images function as “protection devices” for iconic structures in U.S. cities, each one featuring a well-known architectural benchmark. The Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, the Stanton Street Synagogue & the Manhattan Bridge are among the locations in NYC.
Verwer's works explore identity, tikkun olam, terrorism, kabbalah, and the notion of God. Amulets were traditionally made to be worn or placed in locations to promote healing, protect against evil & to bring good luck. In his recent article Social Concern and Tikkun Olam in Jewish American Art, published in Bar-Ilan's Ars Judaica Journal, Matthew Baigell describes Verwer’s series as "an act of Tikkun Olam, to repair the world".
Temple Adas Israel
30 Atlantic Avenue (& Elizabeth Street)
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Dates: June 10 - July 4th, 2012.
Viewable before or after Friday night and Saturday morning services, or by appointment 631-725-0904.
Verwer has shown and curated in numerous galleries and museums nationally and internationally, including the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, the Bronx Museum, the Center for Jewish History, the Mizel Museum, the Maryland Museum of African-American Art, the Stanback Museum, the Andy Warhol Factory, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and the Holocaust Memorial Center.
She has been featured in the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Daily News, the Forward, the Jewish Week and the Jewish Press.
For further information visit the temple’s website,