As a Christian who is an artist, I frequently ask myself if the ideas I generate glorify God and are an expression of love. In this talk, I will share some examples of how I have used art to generate dialogue about social issues and how doing so is an expression of love.
Nery Gabriel Lemus was born in Los Angeles, in 1977. The subjects in his work range from issues of stereotype, division and immigration to problems in society that can lead to the failure of families. Lemus received his BFA at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California (2007) and his MFA at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California (2009). Lemus also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine (2008). He is a recipient of a California Community Foundation Fellowship, a COLA Fellowship Grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Fellowship Award. He is represented by Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles. You can learn more about his work at www.nerygabriellemus.com.