Vibrant Jewish Art – Featuring Lydie Egosi
On Friday, November 8 at 5:30 pm, Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor will host an art opening featuring the work of the prominent Sag Harbor-based artist, Lydie Egosi. Wine and cheese will be served at this reception and all are welcome. Shabbat services will follow at 6 pm. Nearly all of Lydie’s work has been on explicitly Jewish themes reflecting a sense within herself of a very strong Jewish spirituality even though she did not have a firm grounding in Jewish law and observance. Her work has a sort of folk‑simplicity, and, indeed, it is related to traditional folk‑art styles, most noticeably in the use of decorative borders. In her work, Ms. Egosi attempts to focus on the joyous moments in Jewish life when people interact with ritual. In achieving this focus, she utilizes simplified depictions of ceremonial objects, Hebrew calligraphy, and the architecture and foliage of Jerusalem. Most noticeable perhaps is Ms. Egosi’s vibrant and at times electrifying, use of color. Her tapestries contain as many as 60‑70 distinct color tones (and an additional variety of textures), and while her serigraphs are generally limited to 20 colors, they are, nonetheless, dazzling in their impact.