Spring 2018 Newsletter

Gilah Yelin Hirch’s latest newsletter is available online.

Read updates on her major project: Reading the Landscape, the Joyce Kozloff lecture and tour she organized for her students at CSUDH, a presentation she made in February at the 2018 College Art Association’s national conference, and her trip in December to Southeast Asia including Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

Gilah’s painting EKEV #1 included in Bread & Salt Exhibition

In celebration of Jewish art and artists, USC Hillel is hosting Bread & Salt, a exhibition organized by the Jewish Artists Initiative (JAI) – opening Sunday, April 8th, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Gilah’s painting, EKEV #1 is included in the exhibition – part of a multi-institutional project taking place over the course of the Jewish New Year 2017 (5778) and continuing through the fall of 2018 in Southern California.

The goal of Bread & Salt is to explore contemporary, historic and ritual aspects of food. JAI has brought together a cross-section of its members to share their interpretations of food, and the role food has played in Jewish history and cultural life. The curated collection also addresses references in the Torah and the foods eaten in ancient times… as well as the role that food plays in the gatherings of friends and families.

Gilah Hosts Artist Joyce Kozloff at CSUDH

Gilah had the great pleasure of hosting Joyce Kozloff as visiting artist for her university, CSUDH.

On March 6 in Ballroom B of the Loker Student Union, Joyce presented a public lecture on the last 25 years of her cartographic art, followed by a lecture surveying public art generally, as well as conducting a critique of work in progress for Gilah’s Mural Class.

Friday, March 9 Joyce will be guiding a university van tour of public art in downtown LA, (including her own work which is displayed in the Metro) for the Mural Class who will also be given a special tour of the Metro public art in various stations conducted by Barbara Lashenick, Founder of the Metro Art Docent Council.

Additionally, along with current exhibitions, MOCA curator Anna Katz will be giving CSUDH students an expository tour of the murals on the exterior walls of MOCA.

“Next Dimension” by Gilah Yelin Hirsch included in OCCCA Exhibition: Music for Your Eyes

Gilah’s painting, Next Dimension has been selected for inclusion in the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art’s upcoming exhibition: Music for Your Eyes, February 3 – March 10, 2018.

Opening Reception: February 3rd 6-10 p.m.

Closing Reception: March 3rd, 6-10 p.m.

Peter Frank, Juror

“All the arts in common aspire to the condition of music,” Walter Pater wrote, indicating the uniquely abstract and immaterial nature of the art of sound. In modern times, that condition of inherent subjectivity has helped liberate the more ‘concrete’ art forms — especially visual art. We thus have a trail of artwork inspired by music cutting through the 20th century and into the 21st. As an artist, how do you give form to your response to music? What does music look like to you? How do you balance your observations with your feelings in response to “organized sound” (as Edgard Varèse called music)? Is your work designed to accompany music, reflect it, or embody it? — Peter Frank