It's biblical, and it's bloody. Barnaby Furnas's recent paintings at Marianne Boesky gallery depict a very brilliantly red Red Sea and a very bloody Christ. The Red Sea paintings are fittingly huge and remind me more of that scene of blood flooding the halls in "The Shining" than Charlton Heston's parting the water in "The Ten Commandments." The Christ imagery is cartoony, and Jesus's wounds look like the slashes on Sid Vicious's chest after a performance. I think Mel Gibson would approve of this version of the crucifixion, even though this Christ looks like he was drawn by Berkeley Breathed.
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