Artists' Panel and Book Release

Sunday, October 27th 2019, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Doug Adams Gallery, 2400 Ridge Road Berkeley, CA 94709

Join CARe for the release of our exhibition catalogue, Beyond Words: Art Inspired by Sacred Texts! This beautiful catalogue features high quality pictures from our current exhibition as well as five essays by GTU students and faculty.

To celebrate, three of the artists whose work is featured in the exhibition will be joining us for a panel discussion. Come meet the artists in person and hear more about their artistic processes!

Mohamad Hafez, inspired by the Qur'an, creates intricately detailed 3D works, reflecting the political turmoil in the Middle East through the compilation of found objects, paint and scrap metal. He creates surrealistic Middle Eastern streetscapes emblazoned with Qur’anic calligraphy as spray painted acts of revolutionary protest. Meg Hitchcock takes her inspiration from a wide range of source material, cutting out letters and combining them to create intricate designs. By recombining the holy texts of diverse religions, her work animates the commonalities woven through all scripture. Finally, David Maxim, a San Francisco-based artist, creates monumental "constructed pictures" that illustrate stories and passages from the Old and New Testaments. Seeing the Bible as a tremendous source of theatre, his works incorporate sculptural elements, made from crossbeams, pulleys, ropes and hinges, alluding to the hidden workings of stagecraft. 

The Doug Adams Gallery is the primary exhibition space for the Center for the Arts & Religion at the Graduate Theological Union.