Thursday, July 20, 2017

Imagine a scripture. Now visit BYU’s ‘The Interpretation Thereof.’ Imagine it again.

COURT MANN DAILY HERALD
"Descent from the Cross" by Brian Kershisnik
PROVO---On Thursday afternoon, Ashlee Whitaker, curator of religious art at Brigham Young University’s Museum of Art, looks up at “Breath of Life (From the Dust)” The large painting, by Utah artist J. Kirk Richards, hangs just inside the entryway to the museum’s newest main floor exhibit, “The Interpretation Thereof.” The world of contemporary LDS art, Whitaker said, differs from much of the contemporary art world as a whole — namely because these LDS artists overtly explore their own religiosity in their work. The museum’s new exhibit focuses on contemporary Mormon art, and each piece interprets a passage of scripture. These interpretations span diverse artistic mediums, with varying levels of abstraction. [More]

Brigham Young University Museum of Art: “The Interpretation Thereof: Contemporary LDS Art and Scripture" (Through March 31, 2018); BYU Museum of Art, North Campus Drive, Provo, UT; (801) 422-8287; moa.byu.edu
J. KIRK RICHARDS - ART - BREATH OF LIFE (FROM THE DUST)