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Jewish Museum to Present Overflow, Afterglow
May 14, 2024, 6:12.33 pm ET


Photo: The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum will present “Overflow, Afterglow: New Work in Chromatic Figuration” from May 24 through September 15. Featuring new works in painting, sculpture, and installation by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman, Sasha Gordon, Sara Issakharian, Chella Man, Ilana Savdie, Austin Martin White, and Rosha Yaghmai, the exhibition explores how vibrant color and luminescence challenge the boundaries of traditional figuration.

The works on view highlight the figure’s malleability and continuing metamorphosis, expressing the lived experiences of a multiethnic, multiracial, and otherwise multifaceted group of makers. Responding to the social and political turmoil of the past decade and absorbing input from different backgrounds and histories, these artists articulate new visual vocabularies.

The exhibition design offers a non-hierarchical experience of the works on view. Each artist presents new and recent works within their own installation space, providing a portal into their separate worlds. Much of the work on view has been newly created for this exhibition.

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