Art Exhibition: Bread Upon the Waters

Event time: 
Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 4:00am
Event description: 

Doug Jaques, Detail Untitled (Angels Restrained)A Traveling Exhibition of Prints and Drawings

On display at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music

January 26 - February 22, 2006

WEEKDAYS, 9am - 4pm.
Free and open to the public.

Bread Upon the Waters, a traveling exhibition presented by Christians in the Visual Arts, will be on display at the Institute of Sacred Music from January 26 – February 22. Jurors for the collection were Tim High, Associate Professor of Studio Art at the University of Texas at Austin, and Curator - Director of the Visual Arts Ministry of the First Evangelical Free Church of Austin; and Katherine Brimberry, co-founder, co-director and Master Printer of Flatbed Press and Gallery. Of the exhibition, they write:

In an age where acts of unselfish love, service, and generosity are critically in short supply, the Christian artist should consider the unique singularity of works created from the abundant overflow of a pure and thankful heart, embracing the viewer with a spirit of grace, compassion, and understanding. In this way we are able, in some measure, to identify with the heart of Christ as he wept, bled, and died for billions of helplessly confused souls stranded in this vast, pervasive darkness. 

In our view, at the heart of various distinguishing qualities which should be expressly evident in contemporary Christian art, is a generosity - winsomely imaginative, rich in diversity, yet economical in the poignancy of image and the significance of its content. In all of the possible forms, contemporary Christian art should reflect the profound differences Christ generously wrought in each of us - whose names are written in blood in the Lamb’s Book of Life. 

The prints and drawings diversely represent contemplative outpourings of a wide range of subjects, styles, and vocabularies, a fact expressive of the vast multi-national community of artists comprising CIVA today. Allow yourself to be visually and conceptually transported, touchstone-to-touchstone, as you glimpse the unfolding of the rich historical tapestry of Christendom, the deep valleys and mountain tops of human emotion, the tear between flesh and Spirit created by sin, a rift being made whole again ever since the Word first became flesh - the Body of Christ - his new creations.

The exhibition is open weekdays 9 to 4, and is presented with support from Yale Divinity School.