POW!!! Jewish Comic Art and Influence in conjunction with Jewish Comic Con, Brooklyn, NY.
In conjunction with the Jewish Comic Con, an exhibition of superhero-inspired artwork will be held in the same space. The exhibition, entitled POW!!! Jewish Comic Art and Influence will open Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 7-9 PM, and will be on display every Sunday from 11 AM - 2 PM through May 25th.
Opening Reception Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:00- 9:00 PM with a panel discussion on the exhibit at 7:45 PM featuring the curators, some of the artists and Rabbi Simcha Weinstein of Pratt Institute, author of the book Up, Up and Oy Vey, How Jewish History, Culture and Values Shaped the Comic Book Superhero, Leviathan Press, 2006.
CONTACT: For the art exhibit and panel: Joel Silverstein, Curator, Jewish Art Salon : firstname.lastname@example.org
The exhibition will be on view until Friday, May 25, 2018. Viewing hours Sundays 11AM - 2PM.
Exhibit info and images here: https://wp.me/p5n3hG-2uy
The Jewish Art Salon in conjunction with Jewish Comic Con and Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery will host the exhibition POW!!! Jewish Comic Art and Influence curated by Joel Silverstein, Goldie Gross and Joshua Stulman.
This exhibition of approximately 32 artists highlights the current explosion of comic books with Jewish themes and Fine Artists who use comics as inspiration. Both classic and cutting- edge artists are included:
Jim Aparo, Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik, Lynne Cassouto, Jessica Deutsch, Josh Edelglass, Max Gottfried, Goldie Gross, Bo Hampton, Alan Hobscheid, Paul Hoppe, Bob Kane, Jack Kirby, Lon Levin, Sarah Lightman, Linda Mason, Jacqueline Nicholls, Martin Nodell, Archie Rand, Henrik Rehr, Arlen Schumer, Daniela Shapiro, Joel Silverstein, Hillel Smith, Emily Steinberg, Joshua H. Stulman, Matisyahu Tonti, Vitaly Umansky, Eli Valley, Julian Voloj, Al Wiesner, Ephraim Wuensch, Eugene Zhilinsky.
This event is co-sponsored by Be’chol Lashon, Hadas Gallery, Rohr Center, AH Comics, publisher of SCI: The Jewish Comics Anthology, Vol. 2, edited by Steve Bergson, Grow and Behold and Elul Wines.
Panel Discussion: POW!!! The Confluence of Jewish Identity, Comics and Fine Art
Thursday, April 26 7:45-8:45 PM.
Moderator: Joel Silverstein, Senior Curator POW!!! Jewish Art Salon.
Goldie Gross, Curator POW!!! Jewish Art Salon.
Joshua H Stulman, Curator POW!!! Creator and Publisher, Israeli Defense Comics.
Noted Artist: Archie Rand, Author The 613, Blue Rider/Penguin/Random House, 2015.
Graphic Novel Writer Julian Voloj, Author The Joe Shuster Story: The Artist Behind Superman. Art by Thomas Campi. Super Genius Publishers, 2018.
Rabbi Simcha Weinstein, Comic Book Historian and Author Up, Up and Oy Vey, How Jewish History, Culture and Values Shaped the Comic Book Superhero, Leviathan Press, 2006.
About the Curators:
Joel Silverstein is an artist/curator and art writer. He has written over 60 articles about art and has exhibited at Columbia University, Pratt Institute and the Van Leer Institute Jerusalem. He is Founding Member of The Jewish Art Salon, for whom he has curated many exhibitions including The Dura Europos Project and JOMIX; Jewish Comics: Art & Derivation, at the UJA - NY, the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art and the Jacobson JCC in Roslyn, NY. He was chosen for the Jerusalem Bienniale 2015, and 2017 and is included in Ori Z. Soltes’ book, Tradition and Transformation; Three Millennia of Jewish Art & Architecture, MaKom Press, 2016.
Joshua H. Stulman is a comic book artist, painter, and curator. He co-founded Hadas Gallery, a Jewish Arts Gallery in Brooklyn in 2010 and served as curator through 2014. He currently publishes Israeli Defense Comics featuring the Jewish Super-Hero, Magen: The Shield Of Israel. He has been a guest and lecturer at Wizard World Comic Book Conventions on the topic of Jewish contributions to the Comic industry. Stulman’s artwork has been featured in the Jewish Comix Anthology Vol. 1 and his political cartoons have been featured in the Jewish Forward.
Goldie Gross is a Brooklyn-based artist and co-producer of the Jewish Art Salon’s upcoming exhibition “Jerusalem Between Heaven And Earth” at the Jerusalem Biennale 2017, curated by Ori Z. Soltes. For the Jewish Art Salon she is curating The Invisible Jew, and Natural Instincts. She also curated Sukkahwood at Inwood Park, NYC. She co-curated Art & Identity at Tzohar Seminary for Chassidus and the Arts.
Fred Polaniecki, President, Congregation Kol Israel and the Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery.