Friday, September 30, 2016

García Román in The Christa Project at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

NEW YORK---During Holy Week of 1984, Edwina Sandys’ Christa was displayed in the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine as part of a small exhibition on the feminine divine. Conversations about the politics of identity have changed tremendously since the 1980s. In turn, the Cathedral is thrilled to display Christa once again, alongside works by 21 other contemporary artists including Kara Walker and García Román, all exploring the language, symbolism, art, and ritual associated with the historic concept of the Christ image and the divine as manifested in every person—across all genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and abilities.

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine: The Christa Project: Manifesting Divine Bodies (October 6, 2016–March 12, 2017); 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street New York, NY; (212) 316-7540;
García Román was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, in 1973 and raised in Chicago. A few months ago he was tapped to work on part the art for an upcoming performance by Daniel Alexander Jones titled "Duat" at Soho Rep, which opens the 2nd week of October.