Saint Somebody brings together 15 artworks from across the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation’s diverse collections of Digital & Media Art, Contemporary Southwestern, and Art of the Spanish Americas that are rarely exhibited in parallel. The recent acquisition of a major video art installation by Bill Viola provided an opportunity to research the technology of saints across centuries and artistic media, inspiring this exhibition.
Saint Somebody asks: What does a saint look like? How do their miracles appear? Artists have helped to answer these questions for centuries. The litany of saints is also a history of art.
Artists include José Armijo, Dara Birnbaum, R. Luke DuBois, Carla Gannis, Jean-Pierre Hébert, Desmond Paul Henry, Jason Salavon, Cauleen Smith, Anne Spalter, Bill Viola, Saya Woolfalk, Nancy Burson, and an unidentified artist from 18th-century Cuzco, Peru. Curated by Jason Foumberg.