MASS MoCA presents the US premiere of Rachel Howard's Paintings of Violence (Why I am not a mere Christian), a single installation comprised of ten paintings and one sculpture. The work is displayed in relationship to the sculptural assembly, Lighting with Stag in its Glare, by Joseph Beuys. The title is taken from two opposing polemics, Why I Am Not a Christian by Bertrand Russell and Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis.
In her work, Howard examines religion, mortality, and violence, specifically the more subtle kinds of ‘controlled violence’ that are meticulously planned and calmly executed.
Rachel Howard, Paintings of Violence (Why I am not a mere Christian) is at MASS MoCA, Massachusetts until 2 February 2019.