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Painter Patrick McGrath Muniz Explores Climate Change in ‘Credo’

Patrick McGrath Muniz tracks issues like climate change through the iconography and mythology of several cultures over time. In the show "Credo" at La Luz De Jesus Gallery, the artist's recent work in this vein is collected.

Patrick McGrath Muniz tracks issues like climate change through the iconography and mythology of several cultures over time. In the show “Credo” at La Luz De Jesus Gallery, the artist’s recent work in this vein is collected.

“As an artist with a Roman Catholic background and growing up during the 1980s and 90s in the island of Puerto Rico, the oldest colony in the Western Hemisphere, I feel a deep interest in reconnecting with history and re-telling the story of climate change the way I know best, in drawings, paintings, and altarpieces,” a statement says. “By appropriating figures and icons present in Art History, Pop Culture, Christian Iconography and Mythology, I depict scenes that mirror my own experience living in a world of stronger storms, fires, and floods as well as alternative facts and climate change denial.”

The show runs through May 27 at the gallery. See more works from the show below.

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