The work of Christopher P. Andres likens the spirit of his work to Clive Barker’s poetic description of the Cenobites as “repulsive glamour” – images and sculptures that reconcile beauty and horror, play things and idols, the sacred and the blasphemous. Andres draws from the proactive attitudes of Joel-Peter Witkin, Pierre et Gilles, Kara Walker, Michael Ray Charles, and Rupaul. His sculptures echo veneration found both in the adult toy collector and the devotee of a saint statue. His photographs reflect contemplations of religious icons and fashion editorials. His work was a constant and delicious challenge the institution where he earned his MFA, The University of Notre Dame.