On view September 10, 2017–January 7, 2018
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Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale is pleased to announce its latest exhibition Brenda Zlamany: 100/100 on view at the Derfner Judaica Museum from September 10, 2017–January 7, 2018.
The exhibition features 100 watercolor portraits of residents of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, and is part of the artist’s “Itinerant Portraitist” project. In this project, Zlamany explores the constructive effects of portraiture in communities around the globe. Previous efforts include 888: Creating a Portrait of Taiwanese Aboriginals, which was funded by a Fulbright Grant, and a project involving the diverse population of the UAE. 100/100 is the second US location of the “Itinerant Portraitist” and was created over several weeks during which the artist was in residence at the Home. As Zlamany explains: “In each project I choose a specific demographic and discover something new. With the Tibetan nomads and monks, I was interested in the interior gaze. With 366: A Watercolor Portrait a Day, I was interested in becoming more deeply involved with my community of artists. In the UAE I was interested in cultural differences, especially the women. With 100/100, I am interested in aging: What is important at the end of life? In the face of loss: loss of loved ones, mobility, senses, taste, hearing, sight. . . . Is there still the possibility of joy? The role of memory. What experiences from the past fuel happiness?”
Brenda Zlamany, 100/100 (detail), 2017, watercolor and pencil on paper, 12 x 9 in. each. Courtesy of the artist. www.BrendaZlamany.com