Sunday, March 25, 2018

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton

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Gary Gee's "Even with a Cracked Crown, a King is Still a King" (2018). Underglaze, hematite, black diamond, and gold luster on ceramic. 6' x 3-1/3" x 3
It is Palm Sunday, and today we celebrate when Jesus entered into Jerusalem as King by spotlighting a recent ceramic work of Indianapolis-based sculptor Gary Gee. A 2016 graduate of Herron College of Art & Design, Gee blends urban street art and hip-hop while incorporating religious and cultural iconography. You can follow him on Instagram with his “Monday Motivations,” and his work is also featured on one of the Arts Council of Indianapolis High Art billboards that move across the city.  This past Friday, he hung one of his smaller works in our home following the closing of his most recent show, and that’s why “Even with a Cracked Crown, a King is Still a King" by Gary Gee is our art of the week.

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Gary Gee's "Even with a Cracked Crown, a King is Still a King"  to join the Disney-Britton Collection this week 
Upper left to right: Robert Indiana's "LOVE"; Philip Campbell's "#85, Burning Boat"; Gary Gee's "Even with a Cracked Crown, a King is Still a King"; (Middle Row) Day of the Dead from Mexico; Pewter Hamsa; Tin Angel from Haiti artist unknown; (BottoM row) Hand-blown Glass Buddha; Wooden box in shape of a cross from Nashville, Indiana; and a Hindu Baby Krishna figure.