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Lisa Kokin: What I Didn't Learn in Hebrew School


Lisa Kokin: What I Didn't Learn in Hebrew School

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This print is 22'' x 22.''

Lisa Kokin is a self-taught Richmond, California artist who makes bookworks in order to express herself through images and layers of meaning through the incorporation of found objects such as phrases, maps, buttons, pictures, and other fabrics. Re-discovering her Jewish heritage has allowed Kokin to turn to the medium most associated with the "People of the Book". She has had many one-person exhibitions, as well as participating in many group shows. Six Books are Hebrew books which are exhibited as mangled books covered with cowgut and acrylic medium. The books were a reaction to Kokin's visit to Buchenwald.

This piece of art was selected to be part of the Justice Matters exhibit, a joint project of the Middle East Children's Alliance, Alliance Graphics, and the Berkeley Arts Center. The collection was first exhibited in 2005 and includes the works of the following artists: Ayed Arafa, Jesus Barraza, Eric Drooker, Ala Ebtekar, John Halaka, Mildred Howard, Lisa Kokin, Rafik Majzoub, Toxqui Perez, Jackie Salloum, Josh Short, Christine Wong, Holly Wong, and Jos Sances.


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