Friday, October 7, 2016

Corita Kent: Spiritual Pop at Portland Art Museum

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
Corita Kent (American, 1918–1986) christ and mary, 1954 Color screenprint on laid paper 12 13/16 in × 19 1/2 inches
OREGON---This fall, the playful and powerful Pop art of Corita Kent continues at the Portland Art Museum. Kent, a nun widely known as Sister Corita, was an important artist, teacher, and activist who gained international fame in the 1960s for her vibrant, revolutionary screenprints. She began screenprinting in the 1950s, creating dense, expressionist work based on Biblical passages. By the 1960s, Kent had embraced L.A.’s jumbled, chaotic cityscape as a source of inspiration and was incorporating text into her work. [link]


Portland Art Museum: "Corita Kent Spiritual Pop" (Through January 29, 2017); 1219 SW Park Avenue Portland, OR; 503-226-2811; portlandartmuseum.org
Corita at Immaculate Heart College ca. 1964. Courtesy of Corita Art Center/Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles