Fern Shaffer and Othello Anderson:
9 Year Ritual, Blue Ridge Mountain, VA, 1998
Jane Siegle, David T. Hanson, Hank Foreman, Kathy Pinkerton, Fern Shaffer, Othello Anderson
Religion is getting a bit weird these days. As we face a world imperiled by fundamentalisms, it has been transformed into a war-making tool that has become incompatible with life itself. Deepak Chopra commented recently in Time magazine: "Religion has become divisive, quarrelsome, and idiotic." And that is putting it mildly. So how do we even begin to talk about art in the same breath with religion, or try to suggest that they can somehow come together again?
"Sacred Wild" will examine the way contemporary artists are drawn to sacred images and are using them in their everyday life. The six artists, based in Iowa, Virginia, and Illinois, incorporate or address the trend towards investigating one's personal spirituality over organized religious thought.
Curated by Suzi Gablik (art critic, artist and teacher. She is the author of "The Re-enchantment of Art and Conversations Beyond the End of Time").
A full color brochure containing an essay by Suzi Gablik will be available free of charge.
Exhibition: May 25 - June 25, 2005
Opening Hours: Tue-Sat 11 am - 6 pm
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apexart's exhibitions and programs are supported in part by the Kettering Family Foundation, the Peter Norton Family Foundation, and Altria Group, Inc. This exhibition received support from the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, and the New York State Council on the Arts through the Presentation Funds Program of the Experimental Television Center.