RESEARCH has demonstrated associations between religious beliefs and patriarchal attitudes. Higher religiosity is apparently associated with stronger patriarchal beliefs. Although no religion condones violence against women, religions have been and are a powerful source of patriarchal orientations. If this is true, the British Museum exhibition “Feminine Power: The Divine toRead More →

Carlos Gamez de Francisco, “Flowers for Fasting”, Chromaluxe aluminum print, 45 by 30 inches Images courtesy of Portland Art Gallery When Cuban-born artist Carlos Gamez de Francisco was a young student, he, like many aspiring artists, copied masterpieces by other painters. It started with Monet. But a prescient professor toldRead More →

A new large-scale sculpture by Bronx-born conceptual artist Fred Wilson has taken up residence in Brooklyn’s Columbus Park, and there’s a lot to be said for it. Photography: Daniela G. Maldonado Simply put, Mind-Forged Handcuffs/Hand-Forged Spiritsas the 10-foot-tall public artwork is dubbed, is a metaphor for structural racism and relatedRead More →