Growing Up Jewish- Art & Storytelling

Monday, Oct 28 – Dec 6, 2019

1000 W. North Ave
3rd Fl.
Chicago, IL 60642

An exhibition of new artwork by Jacqueline Kott-Wolle

Madron Gallery is pleased to announce Growing Up Jewish – Art & Storytelling, an exhibition of new paintings by local artist Jacqueline Kott-Wolle (Canadian-American, b.1969), on display October 28, 2019 through December 6, 2019.  Artist Talk: Sunday November 3, 2019 at 12:30 PM.

In this exhibition, Kott-Wolle asks, “What does it mean to be Jewish for past, present, and future generations?” Through nostalgic paintings of four generations of her friends and family, Kott-Wolle explores her faith and heritage, curating images from cherished family scrapbooks that address her experience as a North American Jew born in the mid-20thcentury. Rituals and traditions that helped shape her identity are brought front and center in these works, paired with the artist’s own narration of the people and events represented.

Jacqueline Kott-Wolle was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. A trained social worker with an MSW specializing in Community Development and Social Planning, Kott-Wolle has dedicated the last ten years to her art practice, focusing on both landscapes and capturing precious family moments. In the last four years her work has been exhibited at The Art Center Highland Park, Deerpath Art Center, and North Shore Art League, and can be found in private collections in the Chicagoland area; Toronto, ON; Muskoka, ON; Milwaukee, WI; Boca Raton, FL; Nantucket, MA; Kiawah Island, SC; and Raanana, Israel.


Image: Jacqueline Kott-Wolle, The "Jew Fro", 2019, oil on canvas.