Kabbalat Ohr | Receiving Light
Spiegel Art Gallery July 14 – September 6, 2016
Opening Reception with Artist: Thursday, July 14, 2016, 5pm – 7pm
First Friday Art Walk: August 5, September 2, 5pm-8pm
Monday – Friday 10am-2pm + Sundays 1pm – 5pm or by appointment
A new body of work by Camille Davidson, conceived and designed for the Maine Jewish Museum. Three new series of paintings – Kabbalat Ohr, the Sefirot series, and Jacob’s Pillow are infused with the ancient mystical practice of remaining receptive to receiving the shards of light, the sparks of Holiness, the remnants of Divine energy from Genesis that are still present in the ordinary moments of our daily lives. Ms. Davidson’s paintings seek to receive, hold, and liberate such moments. Boldly rendered, they are less didactic and more experiential, less literal and more expressive. With this new body of work our beautiful museum and synagogue space invites all to participate in the possibility of Kabalat Ohr, receiving light.
Camille Davidson received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Maine College of Art. Ms. Davidson has the good fortune to live in Maine where she has both a summer and a winter studio. During the summer, she lives and works in the small lakeside town of Readfield where she is inspired by the woods that surround her small cabin and the lake nearby. In the winter she works in Brunswick. The long hard Maine winter provides her with the time and space to delve into her work both literally and figuratively.