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Backdoor to Easter: The Art of Alfonse Borysewicz
Thursday, April 5, 2018–Friday, May 18, 2018
This collection of paintings at the Sheen Center is a combination of both old and new, at times morphed back into one. The Passion-Nunc Dimittis, first exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1984 then deconstructed in 1991 for the Cross of the Deposition (at St. Boniface Church in Brooklyn) makes its first appearance in over thirty years with its new top panel. This triptych, as well as the other works in this exhibit, has, as Christopher R. Brewer writes, “gone through a kind of loss and (double) recovery … faith beyond the loss of faith.” Back Door to Easter is made from old exhibit invite cards and collaged into fresh new abstract patterns on door like panels. A protective cover for a painting, Pomegranate, becomes a painting in itself. Like Waters and Hive, all these paintings continue to exhibit work “bathed in faith.”