By Tracee Lee-Holloway

The Crossshop is open for viewing.

A satirical look at The Cross as an early branding icon.   I might warn you that It is not for the faint of heart or devout.

When was the last time you were able to glimpse the crucifix in a retail-like setting?  You can now.  On the wall a few questions to ponder while taking in all the display in its entirety.

Who needs an artist statement?
• Why did I make this Crossart for the Crossshop?
• Does this lapsed RC have a cross to bear?
• Did I want to hurt, in making this art?
• Is it OK to just let ideas out like diarrhea?
• Shouldn’t we just all make happy art?
• How many variations on the cross can I make?
• Is this satire, simply puerile, juvenile play?
• Can’t one make art about politics or religion?
• Why didn’t I make art about Islam too?
• Over whose couch could this stuff possibly hang?
• Why am I asking all these smart ass questions?
• Is the cross an early logo for the God brand?
• Will I go to hell for making this shock value art?
• Can one design a better cross, like a better widget?
• Why not just leave well enough alone?
• Am I the only one who thinks this is (great) art?
• Will Bryce go to hell for letting me show this art?
• Does God even know what this is all about?
• Did you actually read this far?

So many questions, so few answers.

The exhibit is featured at You Me Gallery by Artist/Designer and lapsed Roman Catholic, Rene Price.  The exhibit runs October 13th to November 5th.

You Me Gallery

330 James Street North, Hamilton.  L8L 1H2

Hours: Wednesday through Sunday 12pm -5pm

(905) 523-7754

Whenever two people meet there are really six people present.
There is each man as he sees himself,
Each man as the other sees him-
And each man as he really is. ~William James 1842-1910

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