Frank Varga : Alleluiah
I chanced upon this relic of mid-20th Century sculpture on Friday. It's the only permanent installation in a small, hall-way art gallery in Concordia University Chicago (in River Forest).
It's quite appropriate for a Christian institution that has a respected music program.
How did it get here? Is there a bronze cast somewhere else on campus? Why doesn't the artist show it on his website?
It's in the great tradition of European sculpture, though it's not an outstanding example.
It begins, but does not complete, a composition. It's awkward, and the energy is a bit limp.