Details of ‘Back to Life’ the group show I’m part of in NYC.
Jointly presented and curated by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the Forum at St. Ann’s.
Curators: David C. Terry, NYFA; Harry Weil, Matthew Leaycraft, with The Rev. John Denaro, St. Ann’s Church
NYFA is thrilled to announce Back to Life: Resurrection Reimagined, a partnering exhibition between NYFA and St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church held in the sanctuary of the historic Saint Ann & the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Brooklyn Heights.
With both site-specific and already realized works by ten contemporary artists, Back to Life: Resurrection Reimagined features multiple thematic interpretations relating to the concept of resurrection and renewed life set within the context of the 168 year-old church. In 14 panels spanning balconies along the main sanctuary’s north and south sides, the artists express their particular ideas about resurrection. While most commonly associated with Christian theologies about Jesus Christ, resurrection remains a central theme within many religions, mythologies and, belief systems.
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 3, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Exhibition Dates: Sunday, April 12, 2015 – Sunday, May 31, 2015
Location: Saint Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (Church entrance at the corner of Clinton and Montague Streets)
Back to Life: Resurrection Reimagined features work by NYFA Fellows, Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program artists, and Boot Camp artists: Desirée Alvarez, Felix R. Cid, Jamie Diamond, Sinéad Cullen, David Sandlin, Michael Greathouse, Ellen Grossman, Katya Grokhovsky, Jen P. Harris, and Hidemi Takagi.
Tiphareth Fire Heart Cloud: Sinéad Cullen
“The image represents the daily resurrection of the sun; it represents Tiphareth (the centre of the Kabalistic tree of life) and the heart of the human body; it represents the divinity in nature that is seen in a simple flower blossom: that the meaning in ones life can come from the mindful awareness of the miracle of creation present in every moment, in every detail around us.”