Nov 12, 2017–Feb 25, 2018
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Anastasia James, Co-Curator
Inviting fifty-seven artists to comment on Sabbath—the day of rest—gives the diverse group an opportunity to examine the depth of the fourth commandment, its influences, and its universality. A pillar of many religions and a staple of the modern workweek, the ideas in the Sabbath are integral to how time is viewed.
Continuing the Invitational’s commitment to the art of craft, each work is three-dimensional, with artists exploring the theme through a wide range of materials such as ceramic, wood, and glass. The works of art are displayed both on shelves and under vitrines on pedestals, filling the gallery with colorful and surprising forms.
The CJM welcomed participating artists from around the United States to interpret this day from their own unique perspective and to engage with its contemporary relevance. All works of art in the exhibition is for sale; proceeds benefit the artists and The CJM exhibition program.
Cover image courtesy of the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Photo by JKA Photography.
Nicole Phungrasamee Fein, Sabbath Basket, 2017. Paper, 5 in. x 11 in. x 11 in. Courtesy of the artist and Hosfelt Gallery. Photo by Ben Blackwell.
Opening audience photograph by Gary Sexton Photography
Installation images courtesy of the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Photo by JKA Photography.