The American Jewish Museum Presents: Louise Silk: BubbeWisdom
THE ANNA L. AND IRENE
V. CAPLAN EXHIBIT
January 19–April 17, 2015
Louise Silk: BubbeWisdom features Silk’s work and celebrates her 65th birthday.
The exhibition includes 18 quilts, a children’s spiritual tent, and a quilt that will be made in collaboration with participants at the JCC. Yiddish for grandmother, a bubbe possesses simultaneous pushiness and affection because she has seen it all and knows what’s best. Silk expertly combines her identity as a bubbe with quilt-making and storytelling. Keenly interested in politics, the environment, women’s issues and culture, Silk—an artist for nearly 40 years—has a lot to express through her quilts.
Silk ties the threads of philosophical values, physical consciousness, psychological emotions and ephemeral spirit in combination with moral knowledge and common sense. Guiding Silk is a lifelong effort to enhance kavanah, the intentional and conscious living of precise action in the correct way in the appropriate time. As her third AJM exhibition, following I Was There; I am Here: The Illumination of a Soul, 1994, and Pieces of Memory, 2000,BubbeWisdom displays the evolution of Silk’s quilting practice and creates a sense of shared history around her artistic and personal experiences.
Louise Silk: BubbeWisdom is made possible, in part, by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation