The Mandell JCC presents City of Gold, works by Dara Alter, in the Chase Family Gallery at the Mandell JCC, Zachs Campus, 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT. The free exhibit runs Sunday, March 24 through Friday, April 26, 2013.
Dara Alter lives thousands of miles from the place she thinks of as home, Israel. Alter produces aerial landscapes, examining the North American Jewish nostalgia for an idealized Israel.
City of Gold examines place, identity, and belonging through aerial landscape painting. Shifted points of perspective and the juxtaposition of abstraction and representation foster a feeling of separation or alienation from the land. It is a visual experience that mirrors what all people who have loved a place, and then left it feel.
The exhibit is free and open to the community. For more information, contact Jill Ziplow, 860-231-6331, firstname.lastname@example.org, the Mandell JCC’s Member Services Center at 860-236-4571, or visit www.mandelljcc.org. For updates, follow the Mandell JCC on Facebook and Twitter.