Studio Gallery Presents Micheline Klagsbrun Night Boats

By Editorial Team on April 26, 2021
SeaGhost Boat. Image courtesy of the artist.

On view: April 28-May 22, 2021

Curator: Aneta Georgievska-Shine

Night Boats is a series of mixed-media sculptures expressing the dislocation and migrations of my family as they escaped from and to various countries. The precarious quality of these pieces speaks to their sea voyages. Patched together from a variety of unseaworthy materials, this work evokes the refugees’ desperation and determination to escape, their resourcefulness and resilience.

The current plight of refugees everywhere has been on my mind constantly and gives this work added resonance today.

At the same time, the work alludes to other voyages through the darkness: the journey of the soul through the Underworld and the journeys we take when we close our eyes at night.


Night Boat Roots. Image courtesy of the artist.

Studio Gallery is located at 2108 R Street NW, DC 20008. For the latest information and hours, please check :  Mask-wearing and social distancing in place: appointments available.  In lieu of receptions, the artist will be present on select dates.