Jake Rosen – Mourning and Consolation
ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) – Jewish artist Jake Rosen – Mourning and Consolation is currently exhibited at the Beit Chesed Messianic Congregation for another two weekends before the end of the exhibition on Friday, September 30th, 2016. Rosen’s Mourning and Consolation is a large-scale project of 9 panel paintings based on the poetry of Isaiah’s seven traditional readings, Shavuah Nachamu, meaning seven readings from Isaiah’s “book of comfort.” The chapters that the paneled paintings are depicted from are in Isaiah chapters 40-66, which reads of a communal grieving of losses suffered throughout Jewish history. Rosen brings forward in Mourning and Consolation an overlooked portion of the Jewish communities’ public readings, which is found in the servant song of Isaiah chapter 53. Rosen creates this portion of Isaiah’s poetry in chapter 53 in panel 6 that’s entitled, “Kaper L’amecha” (the atonement of my people).
What makes Jake Rosen – Mounring and Consolation exhibit special is since the unveiling on Friday, August 12th only a single panel was revealed for the public’s viewing and another single panel was then revealed the following Friday and so on. With only two more weekends left, this means only two more panels are left to be revealed before the full masterpiece is shown. Art enthusiasts as well as lovers of history will appreciate this exhibit. The last and final showing will be on Friday, September 30th, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.
- Friday, September 16th, 2016 at 7:00 pm
- Friday, September 30th, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Beit Chesed Messianic Congregation
2501 Rockford Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63144