Resident Artist Nicora Gangi‘s fourth work for 2013 deals with the theme of “Lies” and responds to Isaiah 59:2-4 as part of a collection inspired by each of the six themes for the year.
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2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. 3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. 4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
Out of this abundance of wickedness in the heart of this unregenerate people their mouth speaks falsehood. They speak lies pretending to be kind when in truth they intend the greatest mischief. These blasted the reputation of those they hated. They took from them their estates and lives. A false tongue is sharp arrows, and when they could not speak openly against their neighbors, for fear of being disproved, they muttered it secretly- backbiters are called whisperers.
Nicora Gangi was educated at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA (BFA 1974 and MFA 1976). She was a Professor of Art at Syracuse University for 29 years. Gangi has been awarded many Grand Prize and First Place awards and grants including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award. She has been and continues to be published in numerous artist books on pastel paintings. She has lectured regionally and nationally as a visiting artist at universities and artist’s guilds. She is represented by: MME Fine Art (New York, NY), Bender Gallery (Asheville, NC), and LM Gallery (Saratoga, WY).
To view more of her work visit www.nicoragangi.com.