‘Sacred Stories’ by Barry Motes

In today’s somewhat cynical art scene it is rare to see artistic expressions of religious faith. In his newest show, “Sacred Stories,” local artist Barry Motes shows us how the power of faith can still manifest into artistic joy. Painting in a style reminiscent of Rene Magritte, Motes reinterprets biblical stories with modern settings while adding his own slightly surrealist twist — each piece contains hidden clues that create the bond between the parable and the image. It’s a fascinating way of expressing religious convictions that never crosses the line into preachy or intrusive and shows that Motes’ work do


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About the Author

‘Sacred Stories’  by Barry Motes

Chasson Higdon is a writer, artist and filmmaker. At an early age, when other boys were learning about sports or cars, Chasson had his head buried in art history books or creating paintings and drawings. This trend has continued on into adulthood, where he has earned his BA in Fine Arts from Indiana University, received multiple awards for his creative endeavors and is still currently clueless about sports or cars.



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