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Jackson Junge Gallery

Exhibition Detail
O' Good Lord
1389 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

November 1st, 2013 - January 12th, 2014
November 1st, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Love Removal Machine, Charles MoeschCharles Moesch, Love Removal Machine,
Oil on Canvas, 24" x 24"
© Charles Moesch
Sanctification, April DillApril Dill, Sanctification,
Oil on Canvas, 30" x 24"
© April Dill
The Harlot, April DillApril Dill, The Harlot,
Oil on Canvas, 25" x 30"
© April Dill
Morning Star, Charles MoeschCharles Moesch, Morning Star,
Oil on Canvas, 36" x 36"
© Charles Moesch
Suspended Belief, Charles MoeschCharles Moesch, Suspended Belief,
Oil on Canvas, 24" x 24"
© Charles Moesch
Stack 7031, DimitreDimitre, Stack 7031,
Photography, 24" x 16"
© Dimitre
Celebration, Dorothy GradenDorothy Graden, Celebration,
Ink, pastels, colored pencils, watercolor on paper, 34" x 42"
© Dorothy Graden
Caricatures, Eric CarsonEric Carson, Caricatures,
Ink on Paper, 33" x 24"
© Eric Carson
Earth Chakra, Eric CarsonEric Carson, Earth Chakra,
Ink on paper, 30"x 24"
© Eric Carson
Holy War, Eric CooneyEric Cooney, Holy War,
Mixed Media, 36" x 36" x 12"
© Eric Cooney
Violation, Eric CooneyEric Cooney, Violation,
Mixed Media, 54" x 34"
© Eric Cooney
Old Souls New World, Fletcher HayesFletcher Hayes, Old Souls New World,
Assemblage, 16" x 24" x 8 1/2"
© Fletcher Hayes
Tlaxcalan Prince, Javier Campuzano Reyes RetanaJavier Campuzano Reyes Retana, Tlaxcalan Prince,
Bronze, 35 1/2" x 11" x 8 1/2"
© Javier Campuzano Reyes Retana
Virgin of the Moon, Javier Campuzano Reyes RetanaJavier Campuzano Reyes Retana,
Virgin of the Moon,
Bronze, 39 1/2" x 28 1/2" x 10"
© Javier Campuzano Reyes Retana
Saint Deconstructed, john grantnerjohn grantner, Saint Deconstructed,
Acrylic on Canvas, 34" x 24"
© John Grantner
Heaven\'s Gate - The End of the Road, Judith GriesJudith Gries,
Heaven's Gate - The End of the Road,
Acrylic on 2" Deep Cradled Gessobord, 38" x 36"
© Judith Gries
Spirit House, Kim LaurelKim Laurel, Spirit House,
Mixed Media: Wood, iron, steel, glass, gouache, acrylic and string, 45" x 16" x 4"
© Kim Laurel
The Beloved Apostle, Leon KrejciLeon Krejci, The Beloved Apostle,
Oil on Canvas, 16" x 20"
© Leon Krejci
Transverberate, Margaret Bobo-DancyMargaret Bobo-Dancy, Transverberate,
2013, Cast Glass, 6" x 6"x 4"
© Margaret Bobo-Dancy
Sunday Morning, Mark MooreMark Moore, Sunday Morning,
Acrylic, 24" x 36"
© Mark Moore
Kokopelli, Mark NarensMark Narens, Kokopelli,
Mixed-medium glass, 24" x 48"
© Mark Narens
Wind Walker, Paul AlexanderPaul Alexander, Wind Walker,
Acrylic on canvas, 62" x 68"
© Paul Alexander
Spirituality, Richard LiebenowRichard Liebenow, Spirituality,
Oil on Canvas, 24" x 32"
© Richard Liebenow
Yesterday & Tomorrow, Rita Dianni-KaleelRita Dianni-Kaleel, Yesterday & Tomorrow,
Oil on Canvas, 40" x 30"
© Rita Dianni-Kaleel
Modern Day Jesus, Tamara RamosTamara Ramos, Modern Day Jesus,
Photography, 18" x 24"
© Tamara Ramos
Spirituality in Nature, Veronika SzendroVeronika Szendro, Spirituality in Nature,
Photography, 18" x 6"
Show Me A Sign, Vort ManVort Man, Show Me A Sign,
Acrylic and resin on .080 aluminum., 12"x12"
© Vort Man
Technicolor Buddha, Zainab ZebZainab Zeb, Technicolor Buddha,
Oil on Canvas, 48" x 36"
© Zainab Zeb
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(773) 227-7900
Mon - Sat: 11-8 Sun: 11-7
conceptual, installation, mixed-media, photography, sculpture, abstract, digital, traditional, surrealism, realism, pop, modern, landscape, figurative

O’ Good Lord: A Modern Look at Spiritual Imagery is a special holiday exhibition at Jackson Junge Gallery featuring a diverse group of artists from around the world.  The group exhibit will be on display from November 1st, 2013 until January 12th, 2014 at Jackson Junge Gallery, 1389 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL.  An opening reception with the artists will be held Friday, November 1st, from 6-9PM. In the spirit of the season, guests are encouraged to dress for the reception in the theme of a “Saints & Sinners”.  Costumes are encouraged.   Both the opening reception and exhibit are free to the public. 

Throughout the history of art, religion has played a dominant role; patronizing, propagating, destroying, re-appropriating.  However, from the period of Modern Art onward, there has been a glorification of the secular and the critical; and while religion has not necessarily fallen by the wayside, it no longer wields the same power and dominance over Contemporary Art as it has in previous periods.

In an increasingly secular world, religion and spirituality have resurfaced as vehicles of self-expression and comfort.  Stemming from the 2011 exhibit at Jackson Junge Gallery, Angelicies: A Look at the Modern-Day Angel, O’ Good Lord broadly investigates contemporary spirituality and religion. Information about other cultures, traditions, religions, and societies is more accessible than ever before, causing an unprecedented dissemination of thoughts and ideas.  The diffusion of other cultures and traditions greatly affects the art world, in large part because new ideas and institutions inspire artists to integrate new concepts into their artwork. 

In place of several large orthodox religions of eras past, contemporary religion has been segmented into countless sects and denominations. Moreover, spirituality is constantly explored and expanded by the religious, creating a diverse and relatively incalculable collection of individual spiritualities.  

O’ Good Lord is a survey of the presence of religion and spirituality in Contemporary Art.  Several artists from around the country explored themes which have been present for centuries.  Some artists showed iconography that has transformed within the modern context, while others critiqued and questioned the very institutions which their ancestors esteemed.  There are many pieces illustrating the transmission of cultures and traditions in order to channel the artist’s personal spirituality.  Some artists incorporate modern techniques and mediums in the representation of conventional religious icons.

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