The Memory Project

featuring the works of Roz Jacobs and Laurie Weisman

Memory Project

May 17, 2015 - August 16, 2015

Artists Roz Jacobs and Laurie Weisman collaborate to bring viewers inside the creative process and into the memories of a Holocaust survivor. The exhibit interweaves a Holocaust survivor’s story of the brother she lost with images of her daughter’s painted portraits of that boy. The nine portraits, adjacent to the videos, enable viewers to shift back and forth from witness to audience. Larger-scale portraits and wall panels continue the excavation of the visual, historical and emotional realities of loss, trauma and transformation.  Weisman states, “For me, this project is a way to connect people to history and to each other’s humanity. It’s my hope that compassion grows from connection and understanding.”