JFK’s Killing the Focus of Margalit's Art

Nathan Margalit's "Death of Oswald" (detail)

Nathan Margalit, visiting associate professor of studio arts, made the assassination of President Kennedy the focus of three works featured in a recent exhibition. 

Death of Oswald, Grassy Knoll, and Expectant Observer were part of Margalit’s solo exhibition at Northampton’s A.P.E. gallery. All three are painted encaustic collage.

“These works have their origins in many of the iconic photographs associated with the assassination of President Kennedy,” Margalit says. “As a naturalized citizen—my home country being South Africa—I have revisited this event as an American. It is an act of identification with the history of the United States that I now recognize as part of my own history—a shared experience.”

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