Sunday, March 22, 2015

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory Disney-Britton
Much has been made of what Kehinde Wiley's art says about race and sexuality, but very little about religion. In 2008, the first Alpha Omega Prize honored Wiley's "The Dead Christ in a Tomb," and we've been following him closely ever since. In his portraits, he asserts a new cultural narrative about Christianity and claims this dominant force in African American life as his own. That's why Wiley's religious works including “Saint Gregory Palamas" (above) now at the Brooklyn Museum is our NEWS OF WEEK.

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