Bomberg’s Relevance (2007) Curator

Ben Uri Gallery

Michael Ajerman, Sarah Lightman, Jane Millican , Gideon Rubin, Adriana Swierszczek and Polly Townsend.

The exhibition, examines the painter's artistic legacy and explore how contemporary artists respond to his practice. Each artist has been invited to create a piece of art in response to one of Bomberg's works from the permanent collection at the Ben Uri Gallery.
Sarah Lightman has chosen to respond to Bomberg's 'At the Window' in which a seated woman is shown staring out of an open window. Sarah, who makes "diary drawings" of her life, was moved by the sense of sadness and longing in Bomberg's painting and felt the female figure corresponded to the autobiographical figure that often appears in her own work. "I feel a kinship to David Bomberg's capacity to observe and describe the struggles of life".

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Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women (2010-2016) co-curator

Vanessa Davis, Bernice Eisenstein, Sarah Glidden, Miriam Katin, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Miss Lasko-Gross, Sarah Lazarovic, Miriam Libicki, Sarah Lightman, Diane Noomin, Corinne Pearlman, Trina Robbins, Racheli Rotner, Sharon Rudahl, Laurie Sandell, Ariel Schrag, Lauren Weinstein, Ilana Zeffren

While the history of women in comics is well-documented, and the Jewish contribution to the art form widely acknowledged, Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women will be the first museum exhibit to showcase the singular voices of female Jewish artists whose revealing diaristic and confessional work has influenced the world of comics over the last four decades.

Some bare their bodies. Some expose their psyches. All are fearless about sex, romance, politics, body functions, experiences, emotions, and desires.

Many of the original artworks on display have never been exhibited in public until this show. Artists run the gamut from pioneering Wimmen's Comix and Twisted Sisters artists of the 1970s and 1980s to superstar younger artists:


Diary Drawing Exhibition (2008) Curator

The Centre for Recent Drawing and The School of the Arts, Northampton University

Featuring: Gabrielle Bell, David Blandy, Oliver East, Alex Fox, Miriam Katin, Sarah Lightman, Lady Lucy, Mio Matsumoto, Rutu Modan, Ariel Schrag, Rebecca, Swindell,

Diary Drawing, brings together disparate types of visual journals and autobiographical graphic novels to examine drawing and diary making as possess' of thinking and acting fundamental to human experience. Diary Drawing explores the application of line as a means of documenting or transcribing intimate and individual histories to a public audience. Including artists who use conventional idioms of comic making alongside more exploratory employment of materials: cigarettes are drawn on as well as sketch books and an online blog. The artworks included show diary drawing as a method of documenting performance, journeys, romantic disappointments, the survival of the Nazi Holocaust and cancer. This exhibition also includes artworks that use diary drawing as a method of pursuing fictitious autobiographies.