Ezra Rose and Amy Rubin will present Jews Outside The Margins.
An exploration of how people in the literal and figurative far reaches of Judaism make sense of themselves and find ways to connect to their Jewishness.
June 28, 1:00-2:00pm (EDT) / 20:00-21:00 Israel time, 10:00-11:00 PDT on Zoom
I organized this event for the Jewish Art Salon, and it was co-sponsored by JADA Art. Ally Pockrass hosted this session.
Though Amy & Ezra are members of a majority of white & Ashkenazi North American Jews, their work investigates being othered along the lines of queerness, rurality, and non-traditional relationships to Jewish practice.
Ezra is an illustrator and zinester exploring themes of monsters, magic, memory & personal symbolism through a queer/trans Jewish lens. Their current project, Anshei HaDimdumim (People of the Twilight) is a multidisciplinary work exploring the relationship of many LGBTQ+ Jews to the study and/or practice of Jewish magic & mysticism, and includes interviews with and portraits of members of this community.
Amy works with textiles and installation to explore themes of identity, lineage, and the intimacy of personal household objects and spaces. Her upcoming work includes a stitched collaboration with Sadiqa de Meijer, a poet of Muslim and Christian heritage, and a series of rug hookings based on the experiences of Jewish individuals living in rural Nova Scotia.
Ezra Rose is an illustrator, zinester & mixed/multi-media creator living on a small farm in Western Massachusetts with queer chosen family. Their art explores monsters, magic, queer/trans identity and Jewish culture, celebrating the marginal and connecting to the symbols and stories of both past and present. Ezra’s work has appeared in tabletop games, comics anthologies, and other small/indie press. http://www.ezra-rose.com
Amy Rubin is a Jewish artist who has lived in rural Nova Scotia, Canada, for the past 10 years. Her work is often installation based, and explores themes of lineage, personal narrative, and identity. She primarily works as a textile artist, bringing traditional needlework into a contemporary context.