Chaya Spinrad Oil on canvas 48 x 42 inches
Talbot's new work focuses on Dynow, a Polish town where the artist's family originated. The town bore witness to a massacre at the hands of the Nazis that took place at the beginning of World War 2. The series depicts the lives of Talbot's relatives- those who perished, and those that survived, as well as townspeople from Dynow in the here and now. The portraits illustrate a network of relationships, between the subject and the artist, and amongst the subjects themselves, that, taken together, portray a rich and nuanced picture of life before the war and in current times.