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In the Kitchen
b. 1938 -
Serota Phyllis b. 1938 - Canadian
drawing (image-making); charcoal drawings; freehand drawings (drawings)
Phyllis Serota was born in Chicago 1938. She graduated from the University of Victoria with a BFA in 1979 and has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Canada. Serota uses painting to explore both her memories and perceptions of reality, as well as the quality of life being both beautiful and terrible. As a Jewish artist, she has interpreted the atrocities of the Holocaust through her painting. Serota's paintings are included in the collections of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, University of Victoria, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, City of Victoria, and Province of British Columbia. ARTIST INFO: http://phyllisserota.weebly.com/ (Accessed January 16, 2017); Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Phyllis-Serota-Artist-374102302701987/ (Accessed January 16, 2017); Profile on Sono Nis Press website: http://www.sononis.com/our-authors/authors-m-z/phyllis-serota (Accessed January 16, 2017); Youtube: Serota discusses her painting "Parable": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcAsX161i9w&feature=youtu.be (Accessed January 16, 2017)
DESCRIPTION: This drawing depicts activities occurring in a blue painted kitchen with red and black checkered floors. A blue table is located in the centre of the work and supports a cat, a crawling baby, and a loaf of challah bread on a plate. In addition, a man leans on the left-side of the table, while a woman looking down towards the challah loaf (as if in prayer) sits in a chair on the right side. A number of figures are undertaking various activities throughout the room including a lady wearing a spotted bikini lying on the floor, a collared dog, a man and a woman kissing, a tall bearded man reaching towards the ceiling, and a mime in a striped shirt. All of the figures are drawn in shades of black and white with the exception of a woman and her baby appearing on a television located on the kitchen counter.
Art, Modern--20th centuryWomen artistsJewish women artistsWomen artists--CanadaChildren and adults in artDomestic space in artmimeDrawing, CanadianDogs in artAnimals in artMothers in artCats in artFigurative drawingCircus performersJewish art and symbolism
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