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"Sharon Kopriva: Work 1986-1998"
2000-06-09 until 2000-08-20
The exhibition features sixteen small paintings, painted
reliefs, sculptures, and important tableaux by Sharon
Kopriva. Kopriva's interest in the ecclesiastical world
and the spiritual realm is reflected in works bearing such
titles as The Confessional, From Dust Thou Art, Seven
Deadly Sinners, and Catherine's Wheel.
human tradition of memento mori, creating a
remembrance of death, is an identifying element of her
work. Kopriva's vivid figurative creations confront
viewers with the darker, even decadent aspects of
Roman Catholic archetypes, pagan mythologies, and
Old World legends. Her reliquaries, liturgical pieces,
mummified figures, and cryptic tableaux meditate on
death and dying while struggling to find godly
presence on earth.