Hipsters & Hassids and other Judaic works
JONATHAN GREENSTEIN OF GREENSTEIN GALLERY INVITES YOU TO THE OPENING NIGHT OF THE EXHIBITION OF:
HIPSTERS AND HASIDS AND OTHER JUDAIC WORK
MONDAY JULY 11 @ 8PM – 12 AM
MEET AND GREET THE ARTIST
THE EXHIBITION WILL RUN FROM JULY 11 – JULY 30 DURING NORMAL GALLERY HOURS
There will be a second meet and greet with Elke on Saturday night July 23 at 11pm.
18 pieces of her selected original work that will be made available for purchase on a first come, first serve basis.
Elke Reva Sudin is an illustrator who draws inspiration from urban culture and her Jewish heritage. She founded Jewish Art Now with the aim to redefine 21st century art for the Jewish community, and received critical acclaim for her “Hipsters and Hassids” painting series. The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in
Sudin received a BFA in Illustration from Pratt Institute in
Recently, Sudin was named one of the Jewish Week's “36 Under 36” young Jewish innovators. Sudin lives with her husband Saul, a filmmaker, in
Brief Statement by the Artist
Hipsters and Hassids present a visual comparison of the similarities that these two
Review by Thomas Shelford
In a departure from the previous generations’ preoccupation with irony and alienation, young artists of the Facebook generation such as Elke Reva Sudin, with her “Hipsters and Hassids” series are forging a new zeitgeist with a global outlook and a powerful sense of community that is also informed by an unabashed spirituality. Armed with graphic line quality and sensitive observation, the members of the young
Mrs. Sudin, walking in the footsteps of her senior colleagues featured in “The Upset“, seems to reject as futile the notion that the artist must re-invent the wheel using only her internal monologue as raw material. As an active member of Brooklyn’s vibrant Jewish orthodox community, Sudin is outwardly focused, embracing realism as a universal vocabulary that can be used to integrate unlikely cultural forces and forge connections with the viewer without relying upon conceptual jargon or marketing schemes to make the work coherent. Her work is solidly grounded in classical illustration training, yet avoids a formulaic approach by employing an arsenal of mixed media styles and empathy for the idiosyncrasies of each lovingly observed subject.
Specifically, Sudin’s work provides a visual roadmap displaying the connections between modern urban multiculturalism and the eternal human need for community and spiritual connection. Her “Hipsters and Hassids” series is relevant to broader cultural trends, while remaining specific to the beloved eccentricities of
- Thomas Shelford Artist, Critic, and Coordinator for the Gilles Larrain Art Salon