Friday, April 2, 2010

Adrian Kellard at the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art | MO

By Tahlib
Lovers by Adrian Kellard, carved painted wood
MISSOURI - As part of a moving Lenton season exhibition, the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art in St. Louis, MO featured Adrian Kellard's Lovers (above) as part of this season's closing exhibition, Good Friday: The Suffering Christ in Contemporary Art. The late artist(1959-1991) died from AIDS in New York City in 1991. The wood-cut print Lovers explores being a "gay man loved by god" in two eccentrically and emotionally wrought works that move between the traditionally liturgical and explicitly kitsch in a delicate manner. The work was on view through Easter weekend.