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Art with a conscience – Harvard Gazette



A detail view of “Family Ark (monochrome),” 1992, by John Biggers. “In this monumental print, Biggers uses a format often associated with altarpieces in Christian churches: the triptych, a three-part work of art imbued with sacred meaning. Trained as a printmaker and muralist, Biggers does not shy away from scale or complexity in this lithograph, densely layered with geometric elements, patterns, and religious symbols,” wrote Joelle Te Paske, M.Div. candidate, Harvard Divinity School.

A detail view of “The 99% — Highland Hills,” 2013, by Sedrick Huckaby. “[Huckaby’s] portraits of people from his Fort Worth, Texas, community are composed with quick framing lines that resolve into a virtuosic succession of swirling loops that convey volume, cross-contour verticals, and painstaking hatch and cross-hatch patterns of varying intensity and length. The result is an intimate aggregate of persons and situations, separately attended to but conceptually in conversation with each other and the viewer,” wrote Horace D. Ballard, Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. Associate Curator of American Art, Harvard Art Museums

 

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