Monday, May 21, 2007

the art of Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin

Featured in Kittredge Cherry's latest book, Art that Dares, Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin's work is a series of dramatic (sometimes disturbing, as in the series In Hate We Trust) photos. Her series Ecce Homo (key scenes from the life of Christ with a queer twist) is amazing. It received a very varied reception; some Christians saw it as a sacred expression of Jesus' relationship with outcasts; others saw it as a "satanic trick" and one man attacked two of the pictures with an axe - what a sicko. Ohlson Wallin based the tableaux on classic paintings. The full story appears in Art that Dares (Cherry, 2007). Check out Ohlson Wallin's website; better still, buy the book.

1 comment:

KittKatt said...

I’m glad that you’re enjoying and telling others about my book “Art That Dares.” Elisabeth’s photos are incredible, aren’t they? It was hard to choose just 3 for the book.

I just returned from the book launch in Taos, New Mexico, where I got to meet many of the artists in person for the first time, including Janet McKenzie, Becki Jayne Harrelson, and Doug Blanchard. The gallery was packed with 350 happy art-lovers on opening night.