*Includes Sites of Conscience
"Lagers" is about the building fašades and interiors of four concentration camps: Dachau, Mauthausen, Sachsenhausen, and Auschwitz, which I visited in 1989. My hope in depicting such charged images was to capture the spirit, the light, and the hope of those who were imprisoned in the camps. I titled the series "Lagers," the word Primo Levi, an Auschwitz survivor, called the camps. Painting "Lagers" is my way of remembering those who were there.
The series has been exhibited at the David Adamson Gallery in Washington, DC; the Dorothy McRae Gallery in Atlanta, GA; and at B'nai B'rith, also in Washington, DC. Several of the paintings were shown at the JCC in Richmond, VA during October and November 2008.
All works are acrylic on paper