SCRANTON — The surrealistic works by Polish Holocaust survivor and internationally renowned artist Samuel Bak will be on display from April 1 through 29 at The University of Scranton’s Hope Horn Gallery.
Through a career that spans more than 50 years, Bak studied and presented paintings throughout Europe, Israel and the United States. His art explores issues of history, identity, justice, destruction and rebuilding.
Bak’s work is the subject of the documentary film “The Art of Speaking About the Unspeakable.” He also wrote a memoir about his work, “Painted in Words,” which was published by Indiana University Press in 2001.
Hope Horn Gallery Director Darlene Miller-Lanning will introduce the exhibit, titled “Illuminations: The Art of Samuel Bak,” at a lecture at 5 p.m. Friday, April 1, in the Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall. A public reception will follow at 6 p.m. at the Hope Horn Gallery in Hyland Hall. The lecture and exhibit are open to the public free of charge.
The collection is co-sponsored by the Judaic Studies Program at the University, the Pucker Gallery of Boston and Facing History and Ourselves of Brookline, Massachusetts.
For more information, contact Miller-Lanning at 570-941-4214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.