Thelma Rosner | KimystreeLoves

Opening soon at Loop Gallery:

Thelma Rosner: Recipes From Auschwitz
KimystreeLoves: Imaginal

June 1 – 23, 2019
Opening reception: Saturday June 1, 2-5 PM

Thelma Rosner
Recipes From Auschwitz

The work in this exhibition is inspired by a tiny recipe book, smaller than a postcard. The book was written by a young Hungarian woman, Elisabeth Raab Yanowski, when she was a prisoner of the Nazis. She retrieved from garbage cans, scraps of bureaucratic paper discarded by the Nazis. And, in an almost incomprehensible act of will and defiance, she recalled and recorded the recipes that she and others remembered from the ordinary pleasures of their previous lives.

In an excerpt from her memoir, And Peace Never Came, she writes:

It might have started on a specially hungry day, this recalling of recipes….. Around us everything was grey. The factory, the machines, the sky, the women, their faces, their tattered rags, all was grey, hopelessly grey, and we were starving……

for the holidays, I used to make it, this chocolate cream filled torte. I decorated it with candied nuts….

I was ashamed to let myself be drawn in, as if unaware of the present reality. As if unaware of the question “What’s the use?”

But a strong distant picture demanded voice: the loving labour of preparing it, and the devotion, art and beauty in its creation, the pride, the respect on those faces around the festive table, who knew a TORTE’S deeper meaning.

I jotted down all that I could.

Ecowoke; 2019; 1.5”x24”x36”; mesh, yarn, cloth tape, found printed cotton


That Illumined

Who keeps
Seducing the formless into form

Had the charm to win my

Only a Perfect One

Who is always
Laughing at the word

Can make you know




About the Artist

KimystreeLoves (Kim Stanford) is a point of light where the universe is becoming conscious of itself. She uses domestic and other materials to explore meaning making within the constitution of subjectivities. She is interested in cocreating the field of loving awareness for the peace and freedom of all beings. May all beings everywhere be happy. May all beings everywhere know loving awareness. May all beings everywhere awaken to their true essence.

Loop Gallery
1273 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1X8
Gallery Hours: Wed-Thu 12-5 PM, Fri-Sat 12-6 PM, and Sun 1-4PM.

Artist is in attendance on Sundays and for the reception.

The gallery is partially accessible – the front entrance is level, but doors are not automatic. The bathroom is level, but small and narrow.

For questions or more information, please contact:

Tim Welsh, Gallery Manager
(416) 516-2581


Loop Members
John Abrams . Mark Adair . Elizabeth Babyn . Gareth Bate . Yael Brotman . Kelly Cade . J. Lynn Campbell . Tara Cooper . Tanya Cunnington . Elizabeth D’Agostino . Carolyn Dinsmore . Sheryl Dudley . Andrew Duff . Martha Eleen . Adrian Fish . Maria Gabankova . Candida Girling . Sandra Gregson . Libby Hague . Linda Heffernan . David Holt . John Ide . Eunha Kim . Sung Ja Kim . kipjones . Jenn Law . Jane LowBeer . Mary Catherine Newcomb . Thelma Rosner . Ava Roth . Rochelle Rubinstein . Richard Sewell . Lanny Shereck . P. Roch Smith . Sandra Smirle . Kim Stanford . Adrienne Trent . Marian Wihak . Mindy Yan Miller