Press release

TERAPHIM: An Installation by Jewlia Eisenberg with Charming Hostess

Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA
December 6-20

Jewlia Eisenberg’s installation, TERAPHIM, has transformed the third floor of Meridian Gallery into a place of multimedia installation, ritual, and music performance. Join us at Teraphim in a space rich with new artifacts, ancient text, film, idols, music, exploratory praxis (hepatoscopy, belomancy), interaction and contemplation.

Teraphim are house-gods: mysterious figures used for home spirit practice in the ancient Near East. They may be the earthly manifestation of deified ancestors, or a physical representative of gods on earth. They are objects of power, consulted primarily for divining the future, but also to establish authority within a family. They are used by heavy hitters like Rachel and Mikhal in the Hebrew Bible.

The constellation of thought around teraphim embraces fun, fear and fascination. From this fascination, the installation Teraphim was born: a cosmopolitan spirit space, ancient and modern, dynamic and peaceful, playful and thoughtful, where there is room for variety both in divine expression and human participation.

Eisenberg will be in the space for conversation, divination and consternation December 13 and December 20 from 12pm to 5pm, and performing with her group Charming Hostess at 8pm. Come on by!

Thursday, December 6
Jewlia at Teraphim: 12PM-5PM
Artist Talk: 1PM
Charming Hostess and I-Tal-Ya: 8PM

Thursday, December 13
Jewlia at Teraphim: 12PM-5PM
Text Study: 1PM
Charming Hostess and Jeremiah Lockwood: 8PM

Thursday, December 20
Jewlia at Teraphim: 12PM-5PM
Text Study: 1PM
Charming Hostess and Kugelplex: 8PM

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