Steve Cole ShowMonday, March 01, 2010
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Friday I wasn't sure if a friend and I would be able to go to the opening of the new show at Bare Hands Gallery that evening - 'Literal' by B'ham Southern professor Steve Cole - so that afternoon I visited:
I haven't seen a review of this show in the paper yet, but I did find one from his show entitled 'Believe' from last year. In part the reviewer finds:
For those who believe that religious art has been pretty much turned over to hack illustrators and sincere drudges, this show serves as a shocking expose of how art can delve into the mean-spirited ignorance that can sway the ignorant and frightened. Cole does not preach. He does not ask the spectator to commit as much as he offers the opportunity to examine and think.