Paintings by Phyllis Serota

March 1, 2012
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“The Seder” Phyllis Serota: This is an early painting, which I painted after hosting my first seder. It was a wonderful night for me—a real celebration of being Jewish after a long period of separation from my roots.

“Sunday Dinner” Phyllis Serota: A very early painting, this is the quintessential painting of my family. We gathered around our table every night but Sunday was always the time when my parents weren’t working as hard as they did at other times.

“Kitchen” Phyllis Serota: On this table is only a bleeding fish. This is a painting about shame—the shame of having a violent father. I paint myself wearing a blue striped tee shirt at ten years old.

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