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"Indomitable Spirit - Paintings of Faith, Hope and Remembrance by Christina Saj"
2001-12-03 until 2001-12-29
Galleries at the Interchurch Center
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
The Galleries at the Interchurch Center are pleased to present the
paintings of Christina Saj which will fill both the Corridor and
Treasure Room Galleries for the month of December. These works celebrate
the enduring spiritual values of our civilization and are particularly
appropriate for the 2001 holiday season following the tragedy of
Ms. Sajs exhibition consists of modern icons depicting the myths and
symbols which have shaped our civilization, both religious and secular,
throughout the passage of time and history. There is nothing ponderous
or portentous about these works. The paintings shimmer with color, light
and vibrating rhythms. The luminous colors are often accented with gold
leaf and incandescent hues against dark shadows. Her use of x-ray images
reveals the infrastructure of her figures making them transparent.
Grids, dots and computer parts bring them into the 21st century.
Images such as Annunciation, Oranta, Three Magi, Baptism of Christ, and
Descent into Limbo depict traditional scenarios from the scriptures,
while works such as Memento Mori, Dark Angel, Safe Harbor and Saints and
Sinners are the artist‚s interpretation of universal spiritual themes.
Ms. Saj dedicates this exhibit to the indomitable spirit of the citizens
of New York who displayed great courage, resilience and generosity in
dealing with the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Christina Sajs works have been widely exhibited throughout the United
States and Canada. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the
Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College in 1992 and a
BA from Sarah Lawrence College. She has studied in Florence, Italy and
at Wadham College, Oxford University in England. Ms. Saj currently lives
and works in New Jersey.
Madonna and Child, 2001
oil on wood
24 x 36