Alma Lopez is a Los Angeles-based artist whose works frequently feature female Catholic saints as Chicana women with a gender twist. Her “Our Lady,” a rendition of the Virgin of Guadalupe as seminude Chicana boxer, prompted worldwide controversy when it was displayed in New Mexico in 2001. Her most recent show is “Queer Santas: Holy Violence,” on display at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, Calif. It features four female saints whose gender identity is unclear.
|Arts, Gender & sexuality, Society & culture
|California, North America, United States of America