susan c. dessel

The commissioned piece was seen publicly for the first time when exhibited among the work in “Trees of Life and Evil Eyes: A Contemporary Take on Superstition, Symbols and Mysticism”

What role do superstitions and expressions of their associated symbols, play in today’s Jewish worlds? What need is there for protection through amulets or ritual practice? How do we navigate the gap between scientific explanations and irrational, all too human fears?

This exhibition of work by contemporary artists, curated by Deborah Ugoretz and Tine Kindermann, in conjunction with Yiddish New York, a festival of music, language and culture, addresses these questions.

The exhibition was featured at the Abrazo Interno Gallery, Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center, NYC (December 2016).