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Artists' beliefs used to inspire not proselytize ; Art collective not shy about faith
[Chicago Final Edition]
Chicago Tribune - Chicago, Ill.
Subjects: Religion; Art exhibits
Author: Goddu, Jenn Q
Date: Jul 9, 2004
Start Page: 25
Section: Friday
Abstract (Document Summary)

Some of the works in the show freshly reinterpret familiar religious imagery. Both Otvos and Clara Batton Smith present their own imaginings of Michelangelo's The Pieta, which depicts Mary holding Jesus after his death. Otvos' small painting is dark and harrowing while Smith's is a bright, cheery, almost comic book- style illustration of the Mary and Jesus pairing. [Buckley]--who is interested in now-overlooked female emanations of God--contributes an oil painting of the crucifixion giving Jesus' gaunt figure fish for breasts while a carrion crow rests on his shoulder.

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