|Opening Wednesday 9 December, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
10th December, 2015 - 30th January, 2016
Galerie Allen, Paris, is pleased to present the second solo exhibition of American pre-pop artist Corita Kent (1918 - 1986). Untitled RESURRECTION OF THE SPIRIT, this exhibition exposes the progressive work for peace, tolerance and equality of this singular artist rarely exposed in France. Today, Kent's message of peaceful protest seems as important as ever.
Corita Kent was a Catholic nun, artist, educator, community leader, pop pioneer, and, no less, political activist. Particularly prolific as an artist in the 1960s, Kent's art-as-protest put her at odds with the Archbishop of Los Angeles during this turbulent period in America's history. A devout child of Christ, Kent's approach to spirituality and leadership may not have appeared traditional but was pure, direct and potent. Though God's word and work could not be construed as at odds with peace, freedom, community and justice, her progressive outlook prompted pressure from the church and at the end of the decade she took a sabbatical that spurred some of her most impactful work. She did not return to the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
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|Date:||Wednesday, December 9, 2015|