Sunday, May 17, 2015

SCENES OF THE FAMILIAR ON EXHIBIT @ KAPLEN JCC IN TENAFLY THROUG MAY 28

May ArtistEnveloped in Quandary
Oil Paintings by Toby Gotesman Schneier

WHEN: May 1-28, 2015
WHERE:
Waltuch Art Gallery, Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly

Enveloped in Quandary, an exhibition of mannerist/expressionist oil paintings by Toby Gotesman Schneier, will be on display during the month of May.

Hiding in Plain ViewToby Gotesman Schneier is best known for her ability to transform seemingly ordinary objects, scenes and events into jarring and provocative works of art. Ties to her Judaism and femininity are strongly suggested throughout her work, which evokes a poignant sense of nostalgia and sentiment. Her hope as an artist is to stir longing in the viewer, by painting scenes that appear to be laced with “familiarity.”

Her masterful use of color, shape, and flat frontal compositions, has earned her much acclaim among critics and collectors, who liken her to the “French Fauvists.”

Toby is the daughter of Holocaust survivors and has become a formidable and recognized figure in religious and political activism. As the co-founded of the ‘Acclaimed Hampton Synagogue’ and other esteemed projects, she has embedded a level of “coding” and “mission” within her work. This kind of “intriguing symbolism” has become a signature of her style. Learn more about Toby and her work at: www.tobyschneier.com

Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 9 am - 10 pm; Friday and Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm; closed Saturday and Jewish holidays. Admission is free and open to the community.

For more information contact Jessica Spiegel, 201.408.1426 or visit the JCC website at www.jccotp.org