Alan Falk's Between Two Worlds

Falk will be the first visiting artist-in-residence at the Jewish Religious Center at Williams College during the month of November. 

The residency includes a solo exhibition:
BETWEEN TWO WORLDS Paintings and Watercolors based on The Songs of Songs (Shir HaShirim) and The Dybbuk by S. Ansky

Artist reception and talk: Sunday, November 3, 4-6pm
Jewish Religious Center at Williams College
52 Stetson Court, Williamstown, Massachusetts

The focus of this exhibition will be Falk’s recent exploration of the romantic and magical aspects of love and the search for the sublime. The exhibition consists of 12 watercolors, selected from an ongoing series based on The Song of Songs (Shi HaShirim) and four paintings based on Sholom Ansky’s celebrated Yiddish drama, “The Dybbuk”. In these contrasting narratives - one is physical, earthbound, and rich in the abundance of life, whilst the other is spiritual, soulful, and weighed down by tragedy and death. Yet, in both, unconditional love prevails over all challenges. Falk’s works direct us towards the unity attained by the lovers and the shedding of duality through acts of love.

The exhibition’s title expresses the artist’s feelings about the contrasts and similarities of the two subjects.

November 3 - 30, 2013

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