Rosenzweig Gallery Exhibit Features Works of Tina Marcus
"5768/5769 Artifacts-atrocities-amen," the works of Tina Marcus, will be exhibited at the Rosenzweig Gallery through Oct. 23. An opening reception for the artist will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. The reception and exhibit are open to the public. The gallery is located at Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Road in Durham.
Tina Marcus, of Raleigh, refers to her painted imagery as "Primitive Graffiti."
"Throughout the evolution of my works, the core and inspiration of my ideas have been drawn from my curiosity of man: from when we first lived in caves, the fragments, the remains, and of course the legacy of society's existence past and present," says Marcus. "It is from these premises I create my images. My paintings are personally inspired from Judaic prayers and the written word. The legacy of these words written and spoken from our ancestors in generations past evokes a most awe-inspiring and spiritual visual message. Though over the years I/we have chanted these words repeatedly out loud and silently to ourselves, the words have not changed. Time and personal awareness has, however, altered and enlightened my perspective. It is my intent as an artist to share and bring forward the written words while at the same time engaging you in your own personal dialogue."
Marcus' paintings are in private and corporate collections. Honors include one-person shows at Duke University; Center for Entrepreneurial Management, N.Y.; and group shows in North Carolina and New Jersey. Her paintings have been selected for several Best in Shows and honorable mentions.
This year Kim Rorschach of the Nasher Museum selected her work, "Alvinu Malkeinu," as best in show for 2008 at the 6th Annual Juried Art Show at the Rosenzweig Gallery. It is currently on view along with "In Quietness and Confidence."
Focusing on Judaic art from North Carolina and the region, the Rosenzweig Gallery features a permanent collection of Jewish ritual objects and presents rotating exhibits on Jewish themes including Judaica, religious books and prints, and contemporary art. The Gallery showcases exceptional Jewish art featuring both rising young talent and accomplished artists working in paint, sculpture, photography, fiber and ceramics.
Additional Information can be found at www.jhfnc.org or by calling (919) 668-5839. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday morning.
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