Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Big, Lovely, Strange: Michael Borremans’ Art at the Dallas Museum of Art

By Jerome Weeks
‘The Angel,’ by Michael Borremans, oil on canvas, 2013. Photo: Jerome Weeks
TEXAS---KERA’s Jerome Weeks joined the artist and the show’s curator, Jeffrey Grove, as they installed the Dallas Museum of Art’s sizable premiere, "Michael Borremans: as sweet as it gets." In 2012, Borremans hit a mid-life crisis. Then a friend offered him an old, empty chapel at a school. “I was raised Catholic,” he says, “but I no longer practice. I have serious doubts about religion. People are going to laugh at this, but I felt inspired by the chapel.” The works that came out of it were given resonant titles: The Angel, The Virgin, The Son. [link]