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O' Good Lord

1389 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
November 1st, 2013 - January 12th, 2014
Opening: November 1st, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.J2gallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
North Side
EMAIL:  
support@J2gallery.com
PHONE:  
(773) 227-7900
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon - Sat: 11-8 Sun: 11-7
TAGS:  
figurative, landscape, modern, pop, realism, surrealism, traditional, digital, abstract, sculpture, photography, mixed-media, installation, conceptual
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

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.