Friday, December 5, 2014

LAURIE BETH ZUCKERMAN'S BLACK MADONNA ALTAR INSTALLATION at Boulder's Dairy Center for the Arts during Día de los Muertos

Laurie Beth Zuckerman's Madre Dolorosa altar installation
at the Boulder Dairy Center for the Arts 2014



Laurie Beth Zuckerman's altar exhibition at the Boulder Dairy Center for the Arts was on display from October 15-November 4, 2014. Here are a few closeup photographs from my Black Madonna altar installation, Madre Dolorosa: The Spanish Lady. I dedicated this altar to my grandmother, Sara Melnik Zuckerman and her six-year-old daughter, Elizabeth Zuckerman, who died in the Spanish Influenza pandemic of 1918, in Brooklyn, New York. The entire altar is built from antique furniture, Victorian mourning apparel, vintage pottery from Mexico, and a multitude of other old objects collected in antique store, flea markets and thrift shops around the country.


Laurie Beth Zuckerman's Madre Dolorosa Altar

Laurie Beth Zuckerman's Madre Dolorosa Altar

Laurie Beth Zuckerman's Madre Dolorosa altar installation
in her exhibition at the Boulder Dairy Center for the Arts,
entitled Memory: Loss and Found


Please see my earlier post Assemblage artists Laurie Beth Zuckerman and Susan Wechsler.html for more photos from our two-person exhibition at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, Colorado, in October-November, 2014.



2 comments:

Hettienne Grobler said...

I don't have words for this altar! I recently visited Assisi in Italy and was so blessed as to find a small replica of the Mater Dolorosa which stands in the St Francis basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli! Small fry compared to your heart piercing statue and altar but beautiful. I did not realize that Sr Francis had a great devotion to the Mother and he said "through the cross to the Rose". Profound

annieelf2012 said...

What a stirring beauty.