Sunday, December 22, 2019

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK - Kent Monkman

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Kent Monkman's "Reconciliation Etching" (2018); Copper Plate Etching on Acid Free Paper; Size: 8” x 11”; Edition: 21/100; Reconciliation etching is hand signed and numbered
We'd not heard of Kent Monkman until last week, but all it took was seeing one of his polemics to know we'd love to bring one of his realistic, grim but humor-filled landscapes back-home with us to  "Mike Pence's Indiana." Born in Canada in 1965, Monkman is a Cree artist who uses his gender-fluid alter ego Miss Chief Eagle Testickle in superheroic roles to challenge accepted notions of religion, sexuality, and race. This week, The Metropolitan Museum of Art unveiled his commission "Wooden Boat People," and that makes Kent Monkman, our artist of the week.
Cree artist Kent Monkman
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Kent Monkman (Cree, b. 1965). Welcoming the Newcomers, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 132 x 264 in. (335.28 x 670.6 cm). Courtesy of the artist
Kent Monkman (Cree, b. 1965). Resurgence of the People, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 132 x 264 in. (335.28 x 670.6 cm). Courtesy of the artist
The Great Hall of The Metropolitan Museum of Art with Monkman's monumental paintings flanking the sides
Artist's Online Shop: Kent Monkman's "Study for Artist and Model Giclée Print" 400.00 (2016); Archival Giclée Print on Epson Legacy Fibre Paper; Print Size: 14" x 16.75" ; Edition of 100 + 5 AP; The Study for Artist and Model Giclée is hand signed and numbered; $400.00 (unframed)
Video of "Study for Artist and Model" arriving back at the studio from @smartmuseum via Kent Monkman's Instagram