May 3–June 9, 2013

a Far From Home exhibition

Leah Jachimowicz, 64 Left Behind, Mixed Media Shadow Boxes, Detail thumbnail
Leah Jachimowicz, Destruction, Colllagraph, 30x40 thumbnail
Leah Jachimowicz, Fabric, Collagraph Print, 28x36 thumbnail
Leah Jachimowicz, The Gate, Collagraph Print, 30x40 thumbnail
Leah Jachimowicz, 64 Left Behind, Mixed Media Shadow Boxes, Detail
Leah Jachimowicz, Destruction, Colllagraph, 30x40
Leah Jachimowicz, Fabric, C
Leah Jachimowicz, The Gate, Collagraph Print, 30x40

Leah Jachimowicz, 64 Left Behind, Mixed Media Shadow Boxes, Detail

Leah Jachimowicz, Destruction, Colllagraph, 30x40

Leah Jachimowicz, Fabric, Collagraph Print, 28x36

Leah Jachimowicz, The Gate, Collagraph Print, 30x40

I am a third generation Holocaust survivor. It has been an integral part of my life. My family is Jewish and I was raised with a close affiliation with the religion.

My grandparents started their own tailoring and dry-cleaning business … and I have very clear and fond memories of visiting “The Shop” on a given Sunday afternoon. I can still see the countless spools of thread on the wall and the boxes full, of what seemed to be, millions of buttons. I can hear my Papa Nathan mumbling in a convoluted mixture of Yiddish, Polish and scattered bits of English. He emerged from the War alone and sad, without a single remaining family member to his name.

… I have paralleled memories of my grandparents’ shop with its many piles of thread, buttons and clothing to the piles of hair, shoes and bodies from the Holocaust. Through my art I am attempting to emulate the struggles of those who experienced the Holocaust, and my own struggles as a Third Generation Holocaust survivor.

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