Upper Room (Judas/Jesus/John), by Alfonse Borysewicz
May 30, 2014
Art selection and comment by Lil Copan
In his triptych Upper Room, Brooklyn artist Alfonse Borysewicz depicts â€śthe drama of Holy Thursday with the focus on Judas (pointing and distant on the viewersâ€™ left), Jesus (girded with a towel that will call all to service), and John not distant but close to the Lord on the right. All three paintings use a honeycomb motif that points to community as our Christian identity.â€ť Borysewicz draws from the visual languages of iconography and contemporary art. â€śSacred spaces have to inspire again,â€ť said Borysewicz in a recent interview. â€śSo many churches rest on what theyâ€™ve been given. Thereâ€™s a younger generation out there who want to authentically give their voice to it.â€ť
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