The exhibit concerned “Sloth. Pride. Envy. Lust. Gluttony. Wrath. Greed. Long held as the seven deadly sins, we see evidence of their presence daily in Western Society. Some of these sins are even ‘celebrated’ as virtues in modern society.” Studio 659 is at 1413 119th Street in Whiting, Indiana. This weekend’s opening reception for the 7 Deadly Sins exhibit was fun. The curator, Kathleen Ulm, chose very engaging art from over 300 submissions.
We had a lively crowd for the reception.
Lust, Love or Desire?
I was curious to see how artists portray sin and was not disappointed. Several artists, including myself, chose lust as the sin of choice. My painting, Female Nudes, could be viewed as portraying lust, love or desire, or as celebrating the beauty and dignity of the human nude figure, depending on the mind-set of the observer.
Another artist whose painting, 19, reflected on lust was Oscar M. Barraza
Wrath was well-portrayed in an angry painting by David Feingold, Emotional Combustion
The Martyr, by Kyle Wood, was a powerful abstract expression of wrath.
Envy evoked strong responses, including another work by David Feingold:
My Stoic Lover
Quinton Foreman’s painting, Three Friends in White, portrayed gluttony. I found his style to be evocative of Diego Rivera in his contrasting use of white clothing on the brown skin of his subjects, as well as their softly rounded contours.
Three Friends in White
Artist Steven Barrett portrayed greed in a lively painting.
Keeping up with the Joneses was the subject of Anthony Tremblay’s photo, part of his automotivology series.