Sunday, July 16, 2017


By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Christopher Lawrence "The Redeemer"
Jamaican painter Christopher Lawrence’s portrait of a dark African Christ was part of the "Jamaican Spiritual" exhibition that ended this past week. Titled "Redeemer," the work resembles a Renaissance portrait except that it is not a white Christ. The subject of race was also the focus of a two-day workshop presented this past week by the Racial Equity Institute, and attended by Ernest. At the workshop, they made the case for race as a social construct, and that racism is not about individuals. Instead, it is embedded in all social institutions. "Redeemer" uses race to promote "hope" for a shared religious experience. If your personal collection of Christ portraits seeks to cross the racial divide, then connect with artist Christopher Lawrence. [link]

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Christian Art of Week: Pietà by Johan Maelwae leaves Paris
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Jewish Art of Week: The 613 by Archie Rand opens in San Francisco, CA