Jessica Straus’s exhibition, TransAtlantic, travels to Boston Sculptors Gallery after its 2017 premier in Athis de L’Orne, France. Originally commissioned as a site-specific installation for Le Temple Protestant, located in a region of Normandy that suffered heavy bombardment during World War II, TransAtlantic commemorates the long and strong alliance between France and the United States. The installation is both political and personal. Straus’ parents met as a result of her American father’s participation as a soldier in the Normandy invasion and subsequent march into Paris, where he met the artist’s mother, a French student.
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