Sunrise (above) shows radiant beams flooding a sky filled with ribbonlike multicolored clouds that suggest hymns in visual form. Three incongruous and ominous stripes of shadow accompany the beams of light. Given that Brysk says the Holocaust has "colored everything in my life" and was "the driving force behind all of my art," the shadows suggest vestiges of a childhood terror that six decades later is ineradicable.
The works are on display through February 28.
[Originally published in February, 2003.]