“Go Away,” Courtesy of Saul Balagura
Holocaust Museum Houston presents a unique view of one of history’s darkest periods in a new traveling exhibit that attempts to depict the Holocaust not from an historical perspective but rather from an artist’s abstract conception of the emotion, drama and courage the period fostered.
“In Search of Hope,” paintings and poems by Saúl Balagura, will be on view at Three Allen Center, 333 Clay St., in downtown Houston through Oct. 31, 2008. Viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free.
“In Search of Hope” is a tribute exhibition to honor those who perished in the Holocaust as well as remind Americans of the importance of coexistence on the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. The exhibition will consist of 19 works that are included in Balagura’s larger collection “Holocaust Series.” The paintings are done in oil, acrylic and watercolor on paper and canvas. Each piece is accompanied by poetry and prose written by Balagura that tell the story of the Holocaust through poignant imagery and heartfelt expressions.
Underwriting for “In Search of Hope” was provided by Norma and Lawrence Gordon, with special thanks to Continental Airlines, official airline of Holocaust Museum Houston.