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CODEX MAGDALENE +
An exhibition of paintings and drawings by Majak Bredell
6 May 2016 to 25 May 2016
Artists' StatementMary Magdalene attracted many and diverse interpretations, ecclesiastic projections and pronouncements on women, the female body, sin, repentance and redemption. I strip her figure of the layers of meaning that have been attached to her in the course of two millennia, while simultaneously replacing some layers or adding other meanings to create a quilt of many diverse and even contradictory patches. I see Mary Magdalene as a hybrid figure that belongs to both Christianity and to the deeper layers of the pagan past.My interest in, and research into, the marginalized represented by the goddess, the witch, and the female body, are all brought to bear on my exploration and re-interpretations of this enigmatic woman. As I separate out the many layers of thought that have shrouded Mary Magdalene, I find that she cannot be pin-pointed and that her figure remains ever-changing...