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Perceptions of Beauty Exhibit unveiled at the JCC


In a compelling exploration of societal ideals and personal resilience, artists Mona Dworkin and Sandhi Schimmel Gold are poised to captivate art enthusiasts with their forthcoming exhibit, “Perceptions of Beauty,” at the esteemed Sara D. November Gallery.

The exhibit, set to run from Nov. 2, through Jan. 4, 2024, promises a thought-provoking journey into the intricate web of mass media’s impact on our collective perception of beauty.

Mona Dworkin, a visionary artist, has poured her heart and soul into creating visual narratives that weave tales of human strength and the delicate threads of our connections.

Through her works, she brings forth a celebration of women who, in a world often reluctant to embrace their quest for equality, walk the fine line between aspiration and societal expectation. Dworkin’s art poignantly asks, “As we forge connections in the complex web of relationships, what do we turn away from to nurture the secure, sacred bonds of love and respect?”

Sandhi Schimmel Gold’s pieces delve into the formidable influence of social norms and perceptions forged through the machinery of consumerism and media. With a unique and creative approach, she challenges us to reconsider the notion of genuine beauty. Schimmel Gold artfully deconstructs the imagery manufactured by advertisers and pop culture, using junk mail as her medium. In doing so, she constructs entirely original and authentic yet meticulously manipulated ‘pictures,’ inviting us to simultaneously celebrate and critique a culture fixated on image, celebrity, and consumerism.

To experience this thought-provoking exploration of beauty, be sure to mark your calendars for the grand opening reception on Nov. 2nd, at 7 p.m. The Sara D. November Gallery is delighted to open its doors to the community, welcoming all to embark on this mesmerizing artistic journey.

“Perceptions of Beauty” promises to be an exhibition that challenges our notions, sparks conversations, and leaves a lasting impression. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with the profound perspectives of Mona Dworkin and Sandhi Schimmel Gold as they illuminate the ever-evolving landscape of beauty in our society.