Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists

Feb 22–Jul 29, 2018

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Judith Belzer, From the Anthropocene #3 (diptych), 2014. Oil on canvas, 56 x 112 in. Courtesy of the artist. Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists on view February 22–July 29, 2018 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Carol Bernard, Beginning of Sea Structure, 2015. Micron pen on paper, 19 x 24 in. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by JKA Photography. Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists on view February 22–July 29, 2018 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Edward Biberman, Under the Freeway, c. 1950. Oil on panel, 14 x 39 in. Courtesy of the Hilbert Collection. Photo by Austin McClelland Photography. Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists on view February 22–July 29, 2018 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Boris Deutsch, Untitled (#180), 1963. Oil on canvas, 60 x 44 in. Courtesy of the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, UC Berkeley. Gift of the Boris Deutsch Estate. Photo by JKA Photography. Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists on view February 22–July 29, 2018 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Miriam Dym, One Quarter Century, 1994. Ink and gouache on paper, 40 x 120 in. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Jeannie O’Connor. Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists on view February 22–July 29, 2018 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Bella Feldman, Out of Order, 2010. Glass and steel, 68 x 20 x 18 in. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Matty Nematollahi. Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists on view February 22–July 29, 2018 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Howard Fried, watershed D, 1989/2018. Mixed media installation including door and framed text, mechanical components reconfigured in 2018, dimensions vary. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Joe Schopplein. Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists on view February 22–July 29, 2018 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Rube Goldberg, Original art for the comic strip “The Inventions of Professor Lucifer G. Butts, A.K.,” for Collier’s, January 11, 1930. Ink on paper, 8 ½ x 18 ¾ in. (sheet size). Courtesy of Geoffrey George. Photo by JKA Photography. Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists on view February 22–July 29, 2018 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Bruce Handelsman, Untitled, c. 1986. Wood, photos, gold painting, 16 x 12 x 10 in. (closed). Courtesy of the Jane and Larry Reed Collection. Photo by JKA Photography. Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists on view February 22–July 29, 2018 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Ned Kahn, Pencil Vortex, 2017. Motor, electronics, pencils, approximately 84 in. Courtesy of the artist. Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists on view February 22–July 29, 2018 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 


Richard Kamler, Holocaust (detail), 1976. Graphite on paper, 48 x 183 in. Courtesy of Purdue University Galleries, Lonsford Fund. Photo by JKA Photography. Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists on view February 22–July 29, 2018 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Bernie Lubell, Theory of Entanglement, 2009–2018. Interactive installation, wood, rubber rope, black poly cord, music wire, dimensions vary. Courtesy of the artist. Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists on view February 22–July 29, 2018 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Irving Norman, Rush Hour (Lunch), 1955. Oil on canvas, 35 ½ x 83 ¾ x 1 ¾ in. Courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, gift of the Estate of Moses and Ruth Helen Lasky, San Francisco, Harlan B. and Marshall P. Levine, trustees. Copyright Crocker Art Museum. Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists on view February 22–July 29, 2018 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 


Annabeth Rosen, Wave 11, 2017. Glazed earthenware, steel wire, steel, 75 x 63 x 30 in. Courtesy of the artist and Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco, CA and P.P.O.W. Gallery, NY. Photo by Gary Zvonkovic. Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists on view February 22–July 29, 2018 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

 

Sheri Simons, After All (maquette), 2018. Wood, soot, electronics, 84 x 300 x 60 in. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Oliver Hutton. Contraption: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists on view February 22–July 29, 2018 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

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