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The Book: Exhibition of Sculptures by French Artist Elisabeth Raphaël

The Book

Exhibition of sculptures by French artist Elisabeth Raphaël

Maison Françise East Gallery, Buell Hall

Opening reception and meet-the-artist: Wednesday, October 22, 5-7 p.m.

Following the opening, the exhibition will be on view October 23-November 21, 12-5 p.m., and during evening events

Elisabeth Raphaël’s fourteen sculptures exhibited at the Columbia Maison Française draw their inspiration from a reading of the Tanakh - the Hebrew Bible - but other books can be imagined too in these works. Each sculpture contains an ancient Hebrew text stamped on fragile leaves made of bone china. Some leaves are hidden between minimalist clay blocks. Other leaves are caressed by hands of wrapped textile.

Elisabeth Raphaël lives and works in Paris. Her works have been exhibited in France, Belgium, Israel, the United Kingdom and China. She won the Grand Prix of the International Biennale of Vallauris in 2012. Her sculptures and installations are represented in the Magnelli Museum of Vallauris, the Museum of Châteauroux and the Yad Vashem Museum of Jerusalem.

Support for this exhibition is provided by the Knapp Family Foundation