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“Something’s Missing,” Photography and Art Exhibition on Themes of Loss, at NYU’s Bronfman Center, March 24-May 17

March 21, 2011

New York University’s Bronfman Center Gallery will host “Something’s Missing: Visions and Voices of Loss,” an exhibition featuring the works of more than 30 artists crossing cultures, generations, and sensibilities, from March 24 through May 17.

Featuring a diverse selection of work by over 30 artists crossing cultures, sensibilities and generations, “Something’s Missing: Visions and Voices of Loss” explores the theme of loss from multiple perspectives. Included in the exhibition is:

·         Interdisciplinary artist Grimanesa Amorós, who responds to the scenes she witnessed on September 11, 2001 with a drawing infused with familiar shapes falling down amidst clouds of dust

·         Folk artist Malcah Zeldis, who pays homage to the lost lives of Amadou Diallo, Anne Frank, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Daniel Pearl with infectious colors and fanciful images

·         Multimedia artist Anique Taylor, who honors a range of women, beginning with Eve, whose lives were marked by loss in stunningly crafted sculptures

·         Jewish American artist Fay Grajower, who addresses the transformative power of loss with a unique visual vocabulary fusing figurative elements within an impressionistic aura

·         Haitian native Francks Décéus, with hauntingly beautiful images paintings, characterized by delicate hues and graceful rhythms, on the theme of migration and its inherent losses

·         Chilean native Nelson Rivas, who captures the loss of identity experienced by those crossing borders with portraits reminiscent of his outdoor mural work

·         Jack DeMartino’s masterful paintings, which are inspired by an inner city high school student’s daily routine

·         Jerusalem-based photographer Leora Cheshin, who documents four generations of tragic losses, along with remarkable triumphs, among members of her family

·         Tel Aviv street artist Dede Confidential’s stencils and stickers that encourage his onlookers to “keep moving.”

The exhibition also includes paintings—shown for the first time in the United States—created by Israeli children who had lost their homes in Gush Katif in 2005 during art therapy sessions sponsored by MAHUT, the Center for Preparation for Community Emergencies, as well as artwork created, under the guidance of Swanchetan, in a therapeutic setting by teenage girls who had been victims of abuse in India.

The Bronfman Center Gallery of the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU is located at 7 East 10th Street between 5th Avenue and University Place. Gallery hours are: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m.-9 .pm. For further information on the exhibition, which is free and open to the public, contact Erica Frankel, senior associate for arts and culture, at 212.998.4122 or exhibition curator Lois Stavsky at 917.562.8468. Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)


Founded in 1996, the Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life engages one of the largest and most creative Jewish student populations in the United States. The Bronfman Center is home to dozens of student groups and hundreds of innovative programs and projects. In the heart of Greenwich Village, the Bronfman Center taps into the energy of New York City to create open and pluralistic communities where students learn, celebrate, and explore their identities and Jewish life. For more, go to

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“Something’s Missing," Art and Photography Exhibition, at the Bronfman Center, March 24-May 17

NYU’s Bronfman Center Gallery will host “Something’s Missing: Visions and Voices of Loss,” an exhibition featuring the works of more than 30 artists, including Alice Mizrachi and Trystan Bates (above) and Dede Confidential (below), from March 24 through May 17.

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