Wednesday, October 3, 2018

BEYOND THE AGE OF REASON at San Diego Art Institute

Belize Iristay: Book stands for a religious tome that might be distorted for political reasons

By Patricia Frischer

Beyond the Age of Reason is curated by Debby and Larry Kline with Eleanor Antin, Wayne Martin Belger, Adam Belt, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Einar de la Torre, Jamex de la Torre, Stephen Douglas, Steve Eilenberg, Scott Froschauer, Dave Ghilarducci, Cole Goodwin, Ichiro Irie, Beliz Iristay, Paula Levine, Maria Munroe, Cheryl Nickel, Sean Noyce, Ruben Ochoa, Erika Rothenberg, and Kristine Schomaker.

Is religion relevant today and especially is is relevant to today's artists? Religion is not just belief, it is also ritual and symbolism. Symbolism is and always has been part of art even when minimalism was upon us. The artists in this show really set individual reactions to the subject. There are many faiths represented but no real dogma. Instead it feels like belief has been replaced by questions and challenges. 

One thing is sure, those in the fine art community do worship at the alter of ART.

Sat, Sep 1 to Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at the San Diego Art Institute
Cheryl Nickel; how do you plan to get to heaven?

Erika Rothenberg: the greatest nation on earth?!?

Einer and Jamex de la Torre

 Eleanor Antin The Sad Song of Columbine from "Roman Allegories", 2004, c-print 48 1/2 x 61 1/8 x 2 inches (F) Courtesy of the artist and Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York

Maria Monroe: her sculpture are actually urns for ashes.

Us and Them: Wayne Martin Belger

Them and Us installation

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