Scenes From Art Opening: ‘I Am Become Death’

Friday’s art opening unveils the latest exhibit at Fuller Lodge Art Center, which touches on the controversial topic of the results of the Manhattan Project in ‘I Am Become Death’. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Spirited. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Staff Report
 
The Fuller Lodge Art Center in Los Alamos art opening Friday unveiled the theories and opinions of artists from across the country.
 
Some view the results of the Manhattan project as a curse, others a blessing. The Art Center touches upon this controversial topic in the new show, “I Am Become Death”.
 
Los Alamos IS New Mexico’s Secret City and the birthplace of the Manhattan Project and the Atomic Bomb. With its contentious history and the National Laboratory still in place, the town is saturated with visitors seeking the truth.

Some view the results of the Manhattan Project as a curse, others a blessing. The Art Center touches upon this controversial topic in its new show, “I Am Become Death”.

Taken out of the Bhagavad-Gita, “I Am Become Death” are the words uttered by Robert Oppenheimer when he saw the aftermath of his own bomb. But what was he feeling when he said this? Was he proud? Ashamed? The Art Center piques the community’s interest with various interpretations of this theme.
 
In the Portal Gallery at the Art Center, Albuquerque artist Charlie Aldrich displays a series of his paintings titled Los Alamos Bridge: Memories and Ruminations.
 
“I Am Become Death” and Los Alamos Bridge: Memories and Ruminations run through Nov. 12.
 
Mushroom cloud. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A little mood music. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
In the mood. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Death doll. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
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