TAMAR HENDEL GALLERY
Fall/Winter Juried Exhibition
16 x 20”
Etai Rogers-Fett (he/him) is a printmaker, judaica artist, and arts educator. Etai nurtures a relationship with Yiddish culture through visual art, burlesque performance, and archival work and is inspired by contemporary Yiddishist efforts that honor and reimagine the language’s past connections to class, gender, disability, and cultural identity. In his printmaking practice, Etai draws inspiration from the craft traditions of papercutting, Jewish book arts, and Hebrew calligraphy to create compositions that blend decorative and descriptive imagery and explore letterforms as sculptural bodies. Etai is a current Keyholder Resident in printmaking at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.
The Weavers engages with the iconography of the circular Leviathan, popular in wooden synagogue decor and illustrated manuscripts of 18th-20th century Eastern Europe. I draw on the Leviathan to evoke its associations with upheaval, transformation, and the geulah (time of redemption) and to explore the concept of shelter during such moments of chaos and transformation.
CREATE Art Center has operated in the Silver Spring community for over thirty-five years as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to spark creativity, foster learning, empower individuals, and facilitate community connections through the visual arts. Named after CREATE’s founder, the Tamar Hendel Gallery opened in 2019. It showcases local artists who work in a variety of media.