Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Art Review: Paintings by Natasha Mayers at Maine Jewish Museum

By Daniel Kany
“They Write the Rules” by Natasha Mayers
MAINE---One of the most difficult things to convey about Western art history is the presence of the Church. The Church was the law, philosophy, cosmology, ethics, morals and essentially the very personality of Western society. Most art and music was commissioned in the name of the Church. Crossing the Church didn’t work out for anyone – particularly artists. The 84 works in Natasha Mayer’s exhibition at the Maine Jewish Museum, “Men in Suits,” are not about the Church. But they address a similar effect: the deep and buried relationship between culture and the ultimate seat of society’s power. [link]