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Ria Brodell: Devotion

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - May 13 @ 5:00 pm

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Tuesdays 10 a.m. –7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday noon–5 p.m.
| Free

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On view through May 13, 2018
Free Admission courtesy of PNC Financial Services Group

Ria Brodell: Devotion disrupts traditional narratives and offers multifaceted ways in which to experience the concept of devotion. While Brodell’s art stems from personal experience, the works in this exhibition allow for a nuanced rumination on gender and sexuality from both historical and contemporary contexts.

The exhibition includes works from the artist’s series, Butch Heroes and The Handsome & The HolyButch Heroes presents highly detailed paintings of historical subjects who challenged gender norms. The paintings incorporate the structure of Catholic prayer cards; the artist’s aesthetic approach is deeply informed by a Catholic upbringing. These meticulous paintings are accompanied by scholarly documentation of the subjects portrayed. In explaining the motivations of an earlier series, The Handsome & The Holy, the artist writes, “I am interested in the play between queer desire and the construction of gender identity as seen alongside my religious upbringing. This series of work attempts to catalog the influential, yet seemingly paradoxical, figures in my personal history.”

Featuring new and recent work by Brodell, this exhibition recontextualizes devotional imagery in the permanent collection of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum. Most significantly, Ria Brodell: Devotion allows for complex readings of gender in historic terms and through a religious framework. This exhibition, the artist’s first solo presentation at a museum, is accompanied by a brochure featuring an interview with the artist.

FREE ADMISSION courtesy of PNC Financial Services Group.

Image:  Ria Brodell, Olga Nikolaevna Tsuberbiller, 1885–1975, Russia, Gouache on paper, 11 x 7 in., 2014, Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Kayafas

Details

Start:
January 20 @ 12:00 pm
End:
May 13 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.rollins.edu/cornell-fine-arts-museum/exhibitions/2018/ria-brodell.html

Organizer

Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins
Phone:
407646252
Email:
stodd@rollins.edu
Website:
http://www.rollins.edu/cornell-fine-arts-museum/

Venue

Cornell Fine Arts Museum
1000 Holt Avenue-2765
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States
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Phone:
407-646-2526
Website:
http://www.rollins.edu/cornell-fine-arts-museum/index.html

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