Sunday, August 13, 2017

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
"The Betrayal" by Kelvin Burzon
What do you get when you mix traditional Roman Catholic imagery, photography, and a talented young artist who came of age in the era of gay marriage? Kelvin Burzon's "Noli Me Tangere" (Latin) series about Catholic saints uses the same color and lighting treatments of Renaissance painters like Paolo Veronese. Unlike those artists, Burzon is examining the love of Christ for gay people. Rather than an angry response to church homophobia, he restyles the images of Catholic saints by replacing them with his gay friends. Burzon is part of a generation where it's okay to be openly gay and also Christian. Kelvin Burzon's "Sacred Heart" is the religious art of the week.
"Sacred Heart" by Kelvin Burzon
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