Thursday, November 26, 2015

Religious themes are center stage at Montreal's Jazz exhibit

By Alan Hustak
Kathleen Morris’ Nuns With Children is one of works on display at the Colours of Jazz exhibit at Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibit of works by The Beaver Hall Group runs through January.
CANADA---Two paintings of Montreal’s St. Patrick’s Basilica bathed in the amber glow of a late winter afternoon serve as something of a muted introduction to the Colours of Jazz, a dynamic exhibition of artwork turning heads in Montreal. Most reviews of the Colours of Jazz ignore the religious themes in the exhibition and dwell instead on how the paintings tell the story of Montreal in the Roaring Twenties. And beneath the visually stunning modernist panoramas and chromatic portraits this exhibition quietly reminds us that vibrant sophistication and the sacred are not mutually exclusive.  [link]