innovative works inspired by Jewish mysticism and science
Sunday June 12th, 10am-5pm
at the Saratoga Hilton Garden Inn
125 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs
Dov Lederberg (born 1941) grew up in the Philadelphia area and began his involvement in the arts at Haverford College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Fine Arts, concentrating on the experimental film and became an active film-maker within The New American Underground. One of his works, entitled "Eargogh", an interpretation of the life of Vincent Van Gogh starring Jack Smith and Marie Menken, was widely screened at the time. In the late Sixties Dov studied in rabbinical seminaries in the States and Israel. Between 1970 and 1994 he worked as an independent film director, mainly for Israel Television, making documentary and educational films. Since 1983 Dov has been using new art mediums and techniques to express the subtle ideas of Jewish mystical teachings and meditation. He created many original oil paintings and prints inspired by the Hebrew letters in the scribal style, as well as fractal visions of Bible events, the texture of the rock surface at the Wailing Wall and the Dynamics of Marriage.His paintings and video art are exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States and Israel.
Yael Avi-Yonah was born in Jerusalem, a graduate of Bezalel Academy of Art, and operates with her husband, Dov Lederberg , the Art Inspired by Kabbalah & Science Gallery in Jerusalem. Her father was the distinguished archaeologist and historian, Michael Avi-Yonah,who provided her with the rich background in art, archeology and bible, which emanates from her works. Thousands of her prints and serigraphs on Jerusalem landscapes and biblical subjects have been sold throughout the world. Her series of oil portraits of 15 great contemporary Israeli authors was exhibited at the Jerusalem International Book Fair in 1984 and abroad. In 1987 she completed a series of paintings on the 12 Tribes for the Yad L'Mordechai synagogue in Jerusalem. Since 1988 she has been working on a series of works in oil and mixed media on canvas and wood in a new and original style of anaglyfic art .