By the time he was finished, "something came over me," he said. "I don't what it was. But I realized then that I had to include the struggles of the Jewish people in my work about the African-American experience. I went home, flipped over the 8-by-8(-foot) pieces I was doing and created Judaic art on the back."
Several double-sided, free-standing works covered with thousands of pieces of glass are a major part of "Loring Cornish: In Each Other's Shoes" opening this weekend at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. "He really makes a statement," said curator Karen Falk. "He is saying that civil rights isn't just about one group, but really about all of us. He's very attuned to other people's pain."
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