The Now in Then: Contemporary Practices Informed by Jewish Rituals and Narratives by Miriam Schaer

I’m very pleased to have work included in The Now in Then: Contemporary Practices Informed by Jewish Rituals and Narratives, which will be on view at Cal State East Bay Gallery, from January 29–February 21, 2019. Gallery hours : Monday - Thursday, 11am-4pm) 

There is an opening reception of the University Art Gallery's upcoming exhibitions next Tuesday January 29th, 5:30-7:30pm. Sadly I won’t be there, but I know the show will be beautiful.

 This exhibition brings together the work of six contemporary artists whose work has been influenced by the rituals and narratives of Judaism. Adaptive and responsive to the times, these artists employ studio strategies and material explorations that build on Jewish heritage. Through reinterpretations of the mourners kaddish and lunar calendar to a playful reconstruction of a mahjong set, these artists continue to examine notions of Jewish spirituality and customs, as well as explorations into cross-cultural exchange.

Featuring work by

Renee Gertler

Julia Goodman

Nicki Green

Leah Rosenberg 

Miriam Schaer

Imin Yeh

You can find out more about the gallery here



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Liar's Couture in Disillusionment: Perspectives Beyond by Miriam Schaer

LIAR'S COUTURE, my new work, will be included in Disillusionment: Perspectives Beyond. The Disillusionment Project was conceptualized and developed by Robin Holder and Marina Gutierrez. Taller Boricua graciously hosted the exhibition under the coordination of Ronnie Bellini. A video of engaging interviews with 20 of the artists is currently in production.

Holder and Gutierrez curated 24 accomplished women artists who were invited to create works about Disillusionment, whether personal, cultural, political or global. The artworks they created range from "Me Too" narratives and hurricane reflections to historical texts using media that include welded woven steel, found assemblage, paper collage, sewing and body casting.

Artists in the show: Tomie AraiAudrey Anastasi, Kabuya BowensAnnex BurgosCybil CharlierMaria DominguezSandra FernandezJanet GoldnerMarina Gutierrez, Valerie HammondJanet HenryRobin Holder, Rodriguez CaleroMartha Jackson JarvisCharlotte Ka, Olivia BeensLynn Marshal-Linnemeier, Carla Lobmier, Shervone NecklesQuimetta PerleNora Rodriguez-VallésMiriam Schaer, Mary Ting, Nitza Tufiño

The show opens Friday, March 9, 2018, with a reception from  6:30-9 PM, and will be on view March 9-31, 2018 at Taller Boricua in the Julia De Burgos Latino Arts Center, 1680 Lexington Ave. (E. 105 St.), New York, NY 10029. Gallery Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays, Noon-6 PM; Thursdays, 1-7 PM; and Saturdays, Noon-6 PM.   

Artist Panel Discussion at Taller Boricua Sunday March 25, 2018 2-4 PM. Open to all, and FREE.

Liar's Couture  , by Miriam Schaer

Liar's Couture, by Miriam Schaer