This work was in response to the heartbreaking attempts by refugees trying to escape the violence in the middle east. They were crammed into small boats and their attempt to escape often resulted in calamity. Even when they successfully reached foreign shores they were then refused asylum. The inspiration for this work goes back to a sorry episode in our nation's history when we refused asylum to a ship (the St. Louis, 1939) loaded with Jewish refugees who were fleeing Nazi Germany.
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JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY is a collective environment of creative visions featuring monthly exhibitions of (inter)national, emerging to established, contemporary artists.