This week we welcome artist Brandon Mathis, who has created a new work in response to the theme of “dancing” and
1 Kings 18:26:
“So they took the bull given them and prepared it.
Then they called on the name of Baal from morning till noon. “Baal, answer us!” they shouted.
But there was no response; no one answered. And they danced around the altar they had made.”
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Brandon Mathis, Untitled, 2013, 8.5″x11″, Inkjet print, graphite, gouache, colored pencil on paper
From the Artist:
The world can be divided into the familiar and unfamiliar. The boundary between the two is fluid and through experience certain elements from one side move to the other. The change from unfamiliar to familiar, and vice versa, is a key component in personal insight. It brings out new understanding. By examining and altering the familiar relationships between imagery, ideas and media I work to alter everyday object or situation to facilitate this shift.
Brandon Mathis is a visual artist living in Queens, NY and is currently an MFA candidate at Hunter College in NYC graduating 2014. He was born in Arkansas and received his BFA from the University of Central Arkansas. Working in sculpture, installation and drawing his work deals with what it means to know and occupy a place, material ingenuity and the role of spirituality in contemporary life.
This work was curated by Janna Aliese.
Image is copyrighted by the artist and used here by permission.