Tufts 'Breaking the Mold' offers a hands-on approach to art

Written by
Nancy Stapen
Published on
May 23, 1993

Chawky Frenn's painting " Our Human Rights Were Not Their Interests" is also political, but it's a more subjective work. Init, the artist paints himself nude and curled inward, in front of a crowd of cracked, bloodied doll heads. The image refers to the loss of life and rights in Frenn's native Lebanon. In: the spirit of the show, its other­worldly flavor also alludes to the possibility of spiritual transcendence in the face ofoverwhelming earthly odds.