“The Art of The Question”
Paintings by Samuel Bak
Curators: Sara Lynn Henry and Gabriele Hiltl-Cohen
Exhibit: October 9 – November 24, 2009
Opening Reception: October 9, 2009, 4:30-8:00 PM
Artist Talk on Wednesday November 11 at 3PM
The Korn Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition of paintings by Samuel Bak, which will be on view from October 9 through November 24, 2009 in the Korn Gallery, located in the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts at Drew University. The Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from
12:30-4:00 PM, selected weekends and by appointment.
The power of Samuel Bak to engage not only our minds but also our spirits comes from the poignancy of his artistic language. Such artistry involves not only the primary elements of space, light, color, and composition, but also the artist’s engagement with objects, symbols, narratives, and telling oppositions such as nature and culture.
Samuel Bak, a child prodigy, whose first exhibition was held in the Vilna ghetto at age nine, and whose paintings now span seven decades, weaves together personal and cultural history, past and present, to articulate an iconography of his experience of the Holocaust and his perceptions of a world that lives in the shadow of continuing genocidal acts.
Samuel Bak is an internationally acclaimed painter who lives in Weston Massachusetts.
For more information please call: (973) 408 – 3758
Korn Gallery, Drew University, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
Extended Exhibition, University Library Atrium
In collaboration with Wabash College and DePauw University