Provo painter Jon McNaughton is getting attention for his latest work "One Nation Under Socialism." It depicts Barack Obama holding the Constitution as it burns. Art critics aren't impressed; it's been called "junk" and "visually dead as a doornail." McNaughton isn't worried about impressing the arts community though; he says his goal is to communicate a political opinion. Thursday, McNaughton and others will join us to talk about political imagery and the relationship between art and ideology.
- Visit Jon McNaughton on-line.
- Read Benjamin Park's article Art, Politics and Religion: McNaughton's Agenda at Patheos.com
- Visit Utah artist Adam Bateman on-line
Music from Today's Program:
- Sigur Ros, Hufupukar
- Adam Sparkles, January Mix 2008