To celebrate the inauguration of the new shared campus, Hebrew College is featuring artist Joshua Meyer’s eight-painting series “Eight Approaches,” which debuted this past December at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. These paintings are displayed alongside his painting “Seek” from the College’s permanent collection and will be on view through July 31, 2023.

“Eight Approaches” reminds us of side-by-side triptych paintings, narrative comic-book panels or film stills, and, of course, the eight-armed hanukkiah. Meyer uses these paintings to explore our relationships to time and to light, while immersing us in the creative process.

“Eight Approaches” inaugurates the galleries at Hebrew College’s new campus on Washington Street in Newton. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Artist Joshua Meyer is known for his thickly-layered paintings of people, and for a searching, open-ended process. Meyer has been recognized with a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a CJP Arts and Culture Impact Award, The Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, as well as the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Painting Fellowship. The Cambridge, Massachusetts, artist studied art at Yale University and The Bezalel Academy, and internationally. Meyer was a visiting srtist at Hebrew College in 2004 and 2006. Forty of his paintings were shown at the College in a 2004 exhibit entitled “Tohu vaVohu.”

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