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Friday, 16 September 2016

Medium: Religion - Artwork meant to inspire, contemplate, and strengthen faith

Medium: Religion is a new exhibition at the University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art & Design which explores the subject of religion through the eyes of seven contemporary artists. Coinciding with the 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights and American Democracy Project grants to the university, the UCM Gallery of Art & Design will display the work of national and international artists with this exhibition. Works made on the subject of religion will be featured. Artists Raudel Arteaga, Chris Clack, Scott Freeman, Kysa Johnson, Tobi Kahn, Justine Kuran, and Tashi Norbu have created artwork for this exhibition meant to inspire, contemplate, and strengthen faith.

A public lecture by Tobi Kahn on the importance of visual language and art as healing is scheduled for October 10, 2016 at 1 p.m. Tobi Kahn is a painter and sculptor whose work has been shown in over 40 solo exhibitions and over 60 museum and groups shows since he was selected as one of nine artists to be included in the 1985 Guggenheim Museum exhibition, New Horizons in American Art. For thirty years, Kahn has been steadfast in the pursuit of his distinct vision and persistent in his commitment to the redemptive possibilities of art. In paint, stone, and bronze, he has explored the correspondence between the intimate and monumental.

Chris Clack says, ‘I have been making images for as long as I can remember, and for as long as I can remember there has always been an element of religious imagery or content in the work I have produced. Why this should be, I do not really know. What I do know is that the connection between religion and art is for me a profound one, one that I think has implications for the way we think about religion as well as art.’

My meditation on Chris Clack's Descent II can be read by clicking here.


Arvo Pärt - Como anhela la cierva.

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