O' Good Lord

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Love Removal Machine Oil On Canvas 24" X 24" © Charles Moesch
Sanctification Oil On Canvas 30" X 24" © April Dill
The Harlot Oil On Canvas 25" X 30" © April Dill
Morning Star Oil On Canvas 36" X 36" © Charles Moesch
Suspended Belief Oil On Canvas 24" X 24" © Charles Moesch
Stack 7031 Photography 24" X 16" © Dimitre
Celebration Ink, Pastels, Colored Pencils, Watercolor On Paper 34" X 42" © Dorothy Graden
Caricatures Ink On Paper 33" X 24" © Eric Carson
Earth Chakra Ink On Paper 30"X 24" © Eric Carson
Holy War Mixed Media 36" X 36" X 12" © Eric Cooney
Violation Mixed Media 54" X 34" © Eric Cooney
Old Souls New World Assemblage 16" X 24" X 8 1/2" © Fletcher Hayes
Tlaxcalan Prince Bronze 35 1/2" X 11" X 8 1/2" © Javier Campuzano Reyes Retana
Virgin of the Moon Bronze 39 1/2" X 28 1/2" X 10" © Javier Campuzano Reyes Retana
Saint Deconstructed Acrylic On Canvas 34" X 24" © John Grantner
Heaven's Gate - The End of the Road Acrylic On 2" Deep Cradled Gessobord 38" X 36" © Judith Gries
Spirit House Mixed Media: Wood, Iron, Steel, Glass, Gouache, Acrylic And String 45" X 16" X 4" © Kim Laurel
The Beloved Apostle Oil On Canvas 16" X 20" © Leon Krejci
Transverberate, 2013 Cast Glass 6" X 6"X 4" © Margaret Bobo-Dancy
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O' Good Lord

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

Other (outside areas listed)
(773) 227-7900
Mon - Sat: 11-8 Sun: 11-7
figurative, landscape, modern, pop, surrealism, traditional, digital, sculpture, photography, mixed-media, installation, conceptual


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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