Saturday, January 21, 2017

In 'Holy Moly' Denver Art Show, artists explore what religion means to them

By Stephanie Wolf
Pamela DeTuncq / 40 Days and 40 Nights / installation, mixed media / 72 x 96 / $8,000.
COLORADO---Religion and its influence is something artist Niza Knoll says she thinks about a lot. Born in Haifa, Israel, Knoll came to the United States with her family when she was still a child. She says she was the only Jewish student in her classes at that time and that made her feel excluded. This is a feeling she's held on too and, more recently, Knoll wondered how often other artists think about their faith. That's the premise of her juried art show "Holy Moly: Religious Commentary in Contemporary Art." It's up at her gallery, Niza Knoll Gallery, in Denver's Arts District on Santa Fe through next Saturday, January 28. [link]