Curator – Amy Levine Kennedy
Our waters hold an important place in the teachings of Judaism. Many artists have been responding to climate change with a mix of works that reflect their awareness of the Jewish ideals of Tikkun Olam and renewal. In multimedia, the artists explore their concerns for the waters, riverbeds, and coastlines of an increasingly fragile Earth.
Kassap sees omens everywhere, in the day-to-day work of women as wives, mothers, professionals, and community members, and in the trembling maxim of modern life on Earth. Through the use of metaphors and symbolism, Kassap uses mixed media collage techniques to create vibrant and evoking works. She has won numerous recognitions, including finalist for the Spring 2021 Hopper Prize and Best Story prize for her Black Wedding series at the Milford Arts Council Show, “Story of Women,” last year. Kassap has participated in solo and group exhibitions, both in person and virtually throughout the area. Both an artist and attorney by training, Kassap sees the truth in human struggle and interaction, and in the modes of healing, compromise, and independence that course through all of us. She is trained in collage through mentorship and in black and white photography and printing from the International Center for Photography. She lives in New Haven, CT.