Release date, November 10, 2023 Contact: Joel Silverstein at firstname.lastname@example.org and 973 -534 6554 The Brighton Beach Bible website address: https://thebrightonbeachbible.com Available on Amazon.
Brooklyn, NY. Artist and Author Joel Silverstein has published an autobiographical painted narrative based on the Exodus story of the Hebrew Bible. Offering 64 stunning full-page images this startling work is both an artist’s catalog raisonné and comic book-style sequential art. Silverstein depicts Brighton Beach and Coney Island, the famed recreational New York shoreline from the 1970s- 2010s, infusing the images with Pop cultural and art historical resonance, where seemingly time stands still. “ I’ve told my own life story in light of the Exodus narrative, as a universal tale of redemption and transformation.”, Silverstein said. It is a very modern, personal, and contemporary take on the biblical literary text and presented in a way that everyone can relate to.” A Brooklyn-born painter, curator, and art teacher for over four decades, the artist spent many years amongst the ruined rides and attractions. From these settings, Silverstein creates an internal world, where Brooklyn locals, members of his family, friends, famous cultural figures, have been re-considered as actors within the story.
The Brighton Beach Bible creates a finely woven visual tapestry, applicable to anyone who loves the visual arts, movies, comics, epic narrative stories, or has felt transition, loss, dislocation, or redemption in their lives. Silverstein’s work has been recently featured in The Forward: https://forward.com/culture/553966/creation-art-exhibit-nyc-genesis-jts/ and The Observer: https://observer.com/2023/07/interview-artists-richard-mcbee-joel-silverstein/ The images are hand painted, drawn, and collaged with digital augmentation. The book includes an essay by Professor Ori Z. Soltes and 64 images in full color. The Brighton Beach Bible is published by the Jewish Art Salon, a 501.c.3 global network of visual artists, historians, and writers dedicated to exploring ideas Jewish Art, culture, and philosophy. Established in 2008, in New York City, the Salon has over 400 members and 2,000 subscribers worldwide .
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