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"Reverence: Concepts of the Sacred in Contemporary Art"
2002-07-20 until 2002-09-02
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Art and the sacred have a long intertwined history. Religion and
spirituality have been poignant subjects for artists for centuries from the
Medieval and Gothic periods, from Renaissance and Baroque to the present
day, says Madill. The artists included in this exhibition offer some
provocative views of what constitutes the sacred in todays uncertain
times - the results are both beautiful and surprising and will without
question leave you with much to think about.
Included in Reverence are off-site installations:
* St. Pauls Presbyterian Church, located at 70 James Street South, will
host an installation by Christianne LEspérance. Members of the public are
welcome to view her work from 9 am - 4 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and
Thursdays in July; from 10 am - 12 noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and
Thursdays in August; and on the following Saturdays: July 20, August 3, 10,
24, 31, September 14, 21 from 11 am - 4 pm, and on Sunday, August 4 from
1 - 5 pm. As part of her music/sound installation, Nora Hutchinsons
performances (about forty minutes in length) will take place at St. Pauls
on Monday, July 22 and Thursday, July 25 at 7 pm.
* Christs Church Cathedral, located at 252 James Street North,
will host an
installation by Michael Allgoewer. Members of the public are invited to
visit the cathedral weekdays from 10 am - 2 pm, and on Saturday, July 20,
and August 17, from 10 am - 3 pm.
* As part of Sacred Sites, a self-guided community tour of
houses of worship
and other places of spiritual significance, Burlington painter Justine
Giulianis rescheduled Summer Solstice celebration will take place at the
Burlington Central Park Labyrinth on August 10 from 1 - 3 pm. Visitors can
walk the Labyrinth, make a card for the Tree of Hope or paint on the canvas
banner. Performers include Justine Giuliani (dance) and Daniel Allen