Sunday, July 29, 2018

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Detail of Vincent Valdez’s work “The City I” at the Blanton Museum of Art.
On his second day at the gallery, Ernest’s new co-worker brought his blanket to work. It’s not a small lap blanket for a winter chill. No, it’s a full-blown Linus van Pelt light blue blanket straight out of a “Peanuts” cartoon by Charles Shultz that he wears seated at his desk. When passing him, Ernest did a double-take. However, isn’t America used to men wearing bed sheets? While the blue blanket symbolizes purity, a painting unveiled last week in Texas depicts the white sheets of racism. Vince Valdez’s “City of Hope l,” now at the Blanton Art Museum is our art of the week.
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