EVENTS

GALLERY TALK WITH RAE STERN¬

Artist Rae Stern. Photograph by Saj Issa.

GALLERY TALK WITH RAE STERN

Sunday, March 6, 2022
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VIRGINIA MOCA

Join us for a gallery talk with Shaping Memories: Expressions in Clay artist Rae Stern. Stern is a multimedia artist working in ceramics, photography, paper, and textiles. Her immersive installation on view at Virginia MOCA titled Outside Time was originally created during a residency in Kansas City.

Stern conducted community outreach to locate pre-WWII images from the personal albums of local Kansas Holocaust survivors and their family members. The images depicted in the porcelain portray daily scenes from pre-war life in communities across Europe that were later annihilated. Stern focuses on the humanity of these men, women, and children, reminding us that immigrants and refugees from all societies, both past and present, often leave behind rich memories.

Rae Stern earned her M.Des. from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel and her BA in psychology and communications from Tel Aviv University, Israel. Stern’s work has been exhibited internationally at the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv, Israel; Belger Arts, Kansas City; and Harvard University, Cambridge. Her work is included in the collections of the Racine Art Museum (Racine, WI), The International Museum of Dinnerware Design (Ann Arbor, MI), the Eretz Israel Museum, (Tel Aviv, Israel), as well as numerous private collections in Israel and the U.S.

EXHIBITION

SHAPING MEMORIES: Expressions in Clay

MAIN GALLERY

The power of memory is immeasurable. Individual recollections are the building blocks of our sense of self, while collective memories help define our culture. In this exhibition, six artists use clay to explore formative moments in their lives as well as stories passed down through generations, inviting viewers to consider both the uniqueness of every individual and our shared identities.

NOVEMBER 27, 2021 - MARCH 6, 2022

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