Sidonie Caron:
We Are Our Brothers’ Keeper

February 27 - April 24, 2013

February 2013 Media Release 

For more information contact Palma Corral at 503-226-3600 ext. 101

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OREGON JEWISH MUSEUM EXHIBITS

PAINTINGS AND MIXED MEDIA WORKS BY PORTLAND ARTIST SIDONIE CARON

Exhibit explores Jewish identity and its connection to family, community and society  

(Portland, OR) – The Oregon Jewish Museum (OJM) at 1953 NW Kearney St. in Portland presents Sidonie Caron: We Are Our Brothers’ Keeper from February 27 - April 24, 2013. The OJM will host an opening reception on Wednesday, February 27, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. This exhibit will run concurrently with Pictures of Resistance: The Wartime Photographs of Jewish Partisan Faye Schulman. Exhibition gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. The opening reception is free and open to the public.

 Museum admission is $6 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, and free for members and children under 12 accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Longtime Portland resident Sidonie Caron’s works are diverse in subject matter and style—from impressionistic paintings of cityscapes to realist renderings of European synagogues to abstract canvases rich in color and vitality. The world Caron creates on canvas is simultaneously deeply introspective and outward-looking; her work reflects the profound connections between the individual, family, community and society. Even in her abstract work, the energy of the everyday can be felt in Caron’s art, most overtly in her larger collages that incorporate maps, photos, food wrappers and newspaper clippings. Caron’s paintings and collages illuminate what it means for Caron to be an artist who is Jewish. Caron originally hails from England, and attended St. Martin’s School of Art in London. Her work is represented in public and private collections around the world. 

The Oregon Jewish Museum (OJM), conveniently located in Northwest Portland, is the Pacific Northwest’s only Jewish museum. The OJM examines and preserves the rich cultural heritage of one of Oregon’s earliest immigrant groups. The OJM is a community-wide gathering place, an important repository of communal history, the narrator of the story of the Oregon Jewish experience and the host of innovative traveling exhibitions. The OJM seeks to stimulate dialogue about identity, culture and assimilation, and to provide opportunities for Jews and non-Jews alike to understand the Jewish experience.


Detail from: Personal Runner, Mixed Media on Masonite, April 1997