- Thursday | July 29, 2021
- 11:30 am
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Thursday, July 29 11:30 a.m.
MEN OF STEEL, WOMEN OF VALOR, HEROES OF CLAY w/ Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik
Join artist Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik live from his Southern Calfornia studio for a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at his work, which combines the traditional Jewish art of papercutting with cut-up comic books — what KCET Artbound describes as a combination of “the architectural presence of stained glass, the whimsy of gilded-age fairy tales, and the meditative aura of illuminated manuscripts.” Isaac will also discuss his latest work, a series of golems made during the pandemic lockdown of the past year.
Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik is a Jewish artist living in Southern California. He cuts up comic books and reassembles them into work made of clean lines and patterns, sinuous shapes and sharp edges, large fields of color and small intimate spaces.
Isaac first showed his work in a “Yom Yerushalayim” arts fair in Jerusalem, has shown work in galleries across the United States, and his work is in the hands of private collectors around the world. He regularly speaks about the intersection of art and Judaism and is on the Executive Board of Jewish Artists Initiative, committed to fostering visual art by Jewish artists and promoting dialogue about Jewish identity and related issues. His work is frequently featured in print and online, including recent articles in The Forward, The L.A. Weekly, Cleveland Jewish News, and KCET’s “Artbound” series.
Brynjegard-Bialik is married to his high school sweetheart Shawna, who is a rabbi in the Reform movement. Together they founded Paper Midrash, bringing together contemporary art, pop culture, and scholarship in custom workshops and residencies, in person and online.