Crystal Clear by Susan Dessel

Dessel's timely installation consists of three shelter-like forms and a fourth to be completed with the participation of viewers during the exhibit. The walls of the structures speak to disaster relief efforts and the need by humanitarian workers to be identified for their protection in dangerous situations.

Park Avenue Synagogue Gallery. 
50 E. 87th St. (Entrance on Madison Ave.) NY, NY 10128

November 18 - December 20
Hours: Sunday - Thurs. 9am - 8pm. Fridays 9am-3pm. Closed Saturdays & Holidays. 

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Dessel’s broken image suggests a flawed reality. In addition to the International Committee of the Red Cross's (ICRC) first two official emblems, the Red Cross and the Red Crescent, a third neutral symbol has been authorized. Yet its use has not been mandated for all ICRC members. Of the 188 ICRC member countries (societies) the only ICRC member mandated to use the Red Crystal is Israel when providing ICRC disaster relief outside of Israel.

While the potential of the emblem to instill confidence has not been realized, crystal clear invites viewers to imagine a future where all ICRC member nations agree unanimously to adopt a single neutral protective emblem.

During Artist's Hours in the Gallery viewers are invited to add their names and thoughts to the expanding installation in support the concept of neutral imagery for relief workers

Free and open to the public.

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