Sherry Zvares Sanabria

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Lagers Series

"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


Lagers Exhibition
Sherry Zvares Sanabria Discusses her Lagers Series


Prison Dauchau
Hallway Mauthausen
Prison Exit #2
Prison Dachau
40x60 inches
Hallway Mauthausen
32x40 inches
Prison Exit #2 (Mauthausen)
40x32 inches


Sachsenhausen Diptych
32x80 inches
Logs (Mauthausen)
40x60 inches


Wall Triptych
Wall Triptych (Sachsenhausen)
32x120 inches
Bunks with Window
Bunks Dachau
Guard Tower
Bunks with Window (Auschwitz)
32x40 inches
Bunks (Dachau)
40x60 inches
Sachsenhausen Guard Tower
41x26 inches


Stone Passageway
Stone Passageway (Mauthausen)
40x60 inches


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