A narrative artist, David Labkovski (1906-1991) examined his experiences of World War II, the Holocaust and their aftermath in autobiographical drawings and paintings.
Grounded in memory, his work is visual diary in oil, gouache, charcoal and pen drawings, offering glimpses of the thriving Jewish community in Vilnius (or Vilna), Lithuania, of what he endured in a Soviet forced-labor camp, of the looting and destruction of Vilnius, and of his search for peace and renewal.
Generously loaned from private collections. Curated by Leora Raikin and Stephanie Wolfson of the David Labkovski Project.
Admission is free. The Kwan Fong Gallery, located in Soiland Humanities Center, is open to the public 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Visitor parking is available at all hours in the lot on Mountclef Boulevard north of Olsen Road. Parking in lots south of Olsen Road is by permit weekdays until 5 p.m. Street parking is by permit weekdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.