In the galleries | Best Bets | Indy Week

Ye Olde Archives » Best Bets

In the galleries

comment

After an eight-year hiatus from making visual art, UNC MFA candidate Jim Cicatko began, around 1993, a new series of works revolving around the human figure. Incorporating ideas from the Pythagorean/Orphic soma-sema, body-tomb analogy, histories and literature of antiquity, and the Gnostic concept of the demiurge, Cicatko has created intriguing new large-scale works on paper. "Erasmus admonishes the schoolchild to 'Traduce no Body,'" Cicatko says. "This work traduces the body, but with love. The paintings are imperfect representations of an anti-human ideal." See his new show All Too Human at LUMP gallery in Raleigh through June 30. Call 821-9999 for details, or visit www.lumpgallery.com.

Add a comment