Sun, Jan 22|
From the Danube to the Pacific, Reinventing Home: The Artwork of Dave Fox exhibition opening reception
Join us in celebrating our newest exhibition From the Danube to the Pacific: Reinventing Home: The Artwork of Dave Fox. Fleeing Nazi Vienna in the 1930’s for Los Angeles, artist Dave Fox's paintings tell a story about belonging and reinvention.
Time & Location
Jan 22, 2023, 3:00 PM
Los Angeles, 100 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
Our opening reception will feature Rabbi Karen Fox who will be joined in conversation by Curator Georgia Freedman-Harvey and Holocaust Museum LA Vice President of Education and Exhibitions Jordanna Gessler, as they ponder the meaning of her father’s important body of work that tells not only a personal story of displacement and reinvention, but the oft repeated journey of millions of immigrants from all over the world that now call Los Angeles home. The conversation will be followed by a reception in the galleries. Thank you to our community partner Wilshire Boulevard Temple.
About the exhibition:
Born in 1920 in Vienna, Dave Fox’s idyllic home was transformed into a dangerous and unwelcoming place for Austrian Jews with the rise of Nazism. Spurred by the anti-Jewish violence and laws that followed, Dave and his family sought escape to the U.S. by whichever route they could. After finding refuge in Los Angeles, he made a life with his wife Senta and raised a family. But Dave continued to return to memories from his childhood, seeking out connection and familiarity to his homeland in the surrounding Southern California landscape and capturing scenes that mirrored his homeland: the hillsides outside LA, the coffee houses and bakeries at the Farmers’ Market, and the fish monger at the docks. Always with a sketchbook in hand, Dave’s art reflected his restlessness in completely embracing his new life, his reinvented home. Through Dave’s artwork, this exhibition explores this idea of home – what is home, what does it means to have one’s home taken away, and how do we rebuild or reinvent home somewhere new?
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