On exhibit in the Leon Family Gallery: Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik: You Did What to My Comics?!?

by | Dec 9, 2021 | What’s Happening

Through February 8I

Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik’s striking collection of art You Did What to My Comics?!? is currently on display in the Leon Family Gallery at the Sandler Family Campus.

Brynjegard-Bialik is a Jewish artist living in Southern California. He cuts up paper and reassembles it into work made of clean lines and patterns, sinuous shapes and sharp edges, large fields of color, and small intimate spaces.

Through his art, Brynjegard-Bialik explores the stories and traditions of the Jewish people, filtered through the twin lenses of the traditional art form of papercutting and contemporary pop culture narratives. Blending ancient stories and the glossy/gritty world of comics in seamless graphic compositions, Brynjegard-Bialik’s work is emblematic of the 21st century’s mash-up culture.

The exhibit will be on display through Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik’s February 4–8 visit to Tidewater with wife Rabbi Shawna Brynjegard-Bialik. The couple’s “Paper Midrash” sermons and workshops are presented by the Milton “Mickey” Kramer Scholar-in-Residence fund of the Congregation Beth El Foundation’s Tidewater Together Series.

For more information, contact Sierra Lautman at SLautman@UJFT.org or 757-965-6107.