Jewish Pop Art presents a group show showcasing the work of an unlikely section of artists; Chassidim of the Chabad Chassidim.
Chassidim for the most part are stereotyped and known for their full length dark dress and furry hats not canvases of color, but ‘Pop Art Rabbi’ and artist Rabbi Yitzchok Moully wants to change that.
On display From October 16- through 19 at 368 Kingston Ave. in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn the show will showcase the growing number of Chassidim artists who might dress in traditional colors but who paint in vibrant hues.
Art is not traditionally taught in Chassidic institutions, but there is a growing appreciation for its need in the community. The Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi Shneerson encouraged people to use their natural talents to enhance and further the Torah’s teachings.
“This month from October 16- through 19 I plan to continue the Rebbe’s message of using color as a vehicle for sharing the importance of Judaism to the streets of Crown Heights” says the show organizer, Rabbi Moully
During the week long Jewish holiday of Sukkot the streets of Crown Heights Brooklyn come alive with dancing from evening till morning. Celebrating the connection to G-D achieved on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.
Chassidic masters tell us that you can accomplish with simcha on Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah that which you can accomplish with tears on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.
The show will take place right where the festivities are taking place giving people the opportunity to step from the conservatively dressed streets to a gallery of color. Hopefully the show will encourage individuals and perhaps even instructions to great importance of color and art even in the Chassidic community.
The press is invited to the show’s opening night, October 16 from 8pm at 368 Kingston Ave. Brooklyn.
For more information or to contact Moully go to www.MoullyArt.com