Sunday, January 6, 2019

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Juan Gonzalez, "Free Fall," 1993, from the collection of Teresa and Lawrence Katz. (Courtesy of MOCRA)
We all know the story the Church celebrates this Sunday, Epiphany Sunday, but when did you last take a leap of faith? In “Free Fall” by Juan Gonzalez (1942-1992), seven men dive into a watery abyss. Like the three wise men in Matthew 2:1-12, Gonzalez’s divers confront both the promise and fear of a leap of faith. Religious iconography and Spanish Surrealist styling are apparent in Gonzalez's paintings, and this work is now on exhibit in Saint Louis at the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art. That is why Juan Gonzalez’s “Free Fall” is our news of the week.

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"In His Silence" (1988) by Juan Gonzalez. Courtesy of Nancy Hoffman Gallery
"Rembrandt's Hands, Vermeer's Frame..." (1990) by Juan Gonzales. Courtesy of Nancy Hoffman Gallery
"Self-Portrait - Tangier" (1980–82) by Juan González. Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago