DISTANT RELATIVES: ANCIENT IMAGERY OF THE CLASSICAL PAGAN PAST AND MODERN BYZANTINE ICONS
I’m excited and truly honored to be a part of Fordham University’s Museum of Greek, Etruscan and Roman art in a unique, one of a kind exhibition entitled, “Distant Relatives: Ancient Imagery of the Classical Pagan Past and Modern Byzantine Icons.” I say it is unique because even though artists inherently draw from the past to create their modern expressions of work, curator Jennifer Udell saw the necessity of side by side, showing the ancient art form next to its modern contemporary. The results were stunning, bridging the past with the present. The opening night was special for me, indeed, filled with family and friends from near and far, art lovers of New York City, and professors and students of Fordham, who came in with open minds and hearts to view and ask questions. I’m so grateful beyond words for this exhibition, and I look forward to the opportunities that will allow for me in the near future.