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Saturday, April 24 at 10:00am to 10:00pm
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Aperture Gallery
1395 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403
Pea Baby is a series of illustrations telling the tale of Angela, who happens to swallow a holy pea. This pea has chosen Angela, much like the Lord chose the Virgin Mary to give birth to Jesus. And so, Angela gives birth to a pea baby. In this series, I wanted to return to a childhood fear I had growing up in Catholic School in which God suddenly chose me to give birth to the next Jesus. I would imagine this scenario to test my own faith in God, and was frightened by the part of myself that wanted to tell Him, 'No, I don't want to give birth to Jesus.' Returning to this fear as a queer young adult is very interesting; I think it grasps a lot of complications that exist within my relationship to Catholicism.
*UO ID required to visit the gallery in person. Virtual artist talk / tour will be available via Visual Arts Team Instagram (@uovisualarts) and Facebook (@visualartsteam).*