Sunday, September 30, 2018

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Bisa Butler's tribute to the four little black girls killed in a 1963 bombing of a black church
We hung out with “Isabella Rossellini” this weekend for two super-charged art fairs in Chicago, the Expo Chicago, and The Other Art Fair. The later was intimate and energetic, and after a group of actors playfully crowned our artistic niece Tamara Smoot as “Isabella Rossellini," she met and chatted with dozens of artists like MFA’s Lauren Zoll and Ramone Royce. It was great fun, while across town, the gallerists at Expo Chicago were conducting the serious business of closing deals. We saw work by old favorites with pricing ranging from $7,500 to $50,000. However, our new favorite is the fiber art by Bisa Butler, and that makes her homage to the four girls killed in the 1963 bombing of a black church, our art of the week.
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Ernest stands by "Tingari" by Australian painter Walala Tjapaltjarri