Alluding to the Holy Trinity, three suspended white crowns of thorns explore the ways in which Christianity and white supremacy are mutually reinforcing. While not inherently supremacist, so-called Christian values are used to incite xenophobic, homophobic, and racist violence. The white crowns explicitly reference Christ's crucifixion at Golgotha (Hebrew for "the place of the skull") while also symbolizing the ahistoric whitewashing of a Middle Eastern Jesus as a blue-eyed blond.
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JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY is a collective environment of creative visions featuring monthly exhibitions of (inter)national, emerging to established, contemporary artists.