UJA Exhibition: The Jonah Drawings

UJA-Federation of New York’s Building Arts Committee

Invites you to The Jonah Drawings by David Wander 

A special gallery tour & talk
Thursday, November 15, 2012 5:30-7:00pm

UJA-Federation of New York Seventh-Floor Gallery 
130 East 59th Street New York City

R.S.V.P. by Thursday, November 1, 2012, 
to Lillian Rodriguez at 1.212.836.1793 or

About the Exhibit
Inspired by the Book of Jonah, artist David Wander’s fresco-style works on paper pay homage to the familiar biblical story while adding the artist’s personal interpretations, lending a contemporary perspective to this ancient story. With its theme of forgiveness and repentance, the Book of Jonah is traditionally read on the high holiday of Yom Kippur. Executed in a horizontal accordion-like fashion that recalls the scroll tradition of long ago, the exhibit consists of 13 panels that together form a 50-foot long drawing, depicting the complete story of Jonah, which is to be viewed from right-to-left as if it’s Hebrew text. 

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