“Aleph,” detail of Jeremiah: ha’aretz, 2016 © Simon Glass
Congratulations to Simon Glass on his installation, Jeremiah: ha’aretz, at FENTSTER! This new work is from his series exploring the land through the lens of Biblical prophet, Jeremiah. Please join him for the opening reception where he will give an artist talk.
Where: FENTSTER @ Makom, 402 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1S8
When: May 25th – August 29th, 2017
Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 7th, 7 pm-9 pm, Artist Talk 7:30 pm
For more information, see the gallery website.
Looking for a 4th year Art elective? Photography faculty Simon Glass is teaching CROS 4002 – Language and Art!
Photo Faculty, Simon Glass, is directing Project 31’s auction proceeds from his work to fourth-year awards for Photography students.
Simon Glass, Sunset, Metzuqeh Dragot Giclée print, artist’s proof 2008, 24” x 30” Courtesy of the artist Estimate: $1,600
This photograph was taken in 2008 at the edge of the Judean Desert. It was inspired by a short text from
the Book of Jeremiah in which the prophet sees birds eeing and the skies darkening. The lighter sections of the image were shot about 20 minutes before sunset, and the darker section about 20 minutes after sunset.
In his artistic practice, archival and original photographic imagery is combined with mystical, biblical and liturgical Hebrew. Recently, his work has gravitated toward installation and examines prophecy in the context of the possibilities and impossibilities of translation, the philosophy of language and the conflation of future and past.
Simon is currently an Artist in Residence at the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto.
The live auction will happen:
Thursday, March 24, 2016
OCAD University, Great Hall, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Reception & Silent Auction: 6 p.m., Live Auction: 7:30 p.m.
Photography professor and visual artist Simon Glass has been named the 2015/2016 artist in residence at University of Toronto’s Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies. His work is on view through to the end of April 2016 (Room 318, 170 St. George St., Toronto).
The exhibition includes nine pieces from 1996 to 2015. They include archival and original photographic imagery, combined with biblical, prophetic and liturgical Hebrew. “The pieces in my exhibition address Jewish history of the 20th century, as well as loss and translation,” explains Glass. “I am delighted to be the artist in residence, and I look forward to the opportunity to share my work in an exchange with the Jewish academic community in Toronto.”