Painted with loose brushstrokes with an Impressionistic quality, Shaun Berke‘s portraits of nuns are irreverent depictions of the collapse of an ideological system. According to his artist’s statement: “When principles are put to the question, there is no escaping physical reality. Though an idea cannot be broken, a bearer can. Fire speaks to ice, and an acolyte melts. These are the forms of water, unbound, in the house of black and white. These are wet nuns.” Berke’s solo show “Sisters of the Inquisition” opens January 4 at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles (alongside Junko Mizuno’s “Euphoria”). Take a look at a preview of the show below.