Jeffrey Vallance: The Word of God
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, 12/11/2011 - 02/05/2012
Jeffrey Vallance is a California artist who creates objects, installations, performance and curatorial works. Some of his past projects have included: traveling throughout Polynesia in search of the origin of the myth of Tiki, creating a Richard Nixon Museum, and traveling to the Vatican, Turin, and Milan, Italy to study Christian relics.
At a time when political parties fight viciously for the higher moral ground, when controversy reigns in the building of mosques, and when bigotry, abortion, and same-sex marriage are wedges of division in our culture there still remains room for interfaith understanding. The Warhol has, in its sixteen year history, presented difficult or controversial imagery and art in order to spark community dialogue. The dialogues and visitor experiences from such encounters with art and images are powerful and potentially community changing.