Members update: Hayley Bowen, Chris Clack, Jonathan Evens & John Gentry

John Gentry has four etchings on show at Lisa Anderson’s Wellhouse Gallery Horndon on the Hill, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex.

humbugHayley Bowen is exhibiting in a show called ‘Bah Humbug’ with the KAOS Artist’s Group, at Cass Art in Kingston from Friday 25th November until December 8th. This is an affordable art exhibition with Christmas in mind. All works are for sale and can be taken away immediately after purchase, for convenience. Hayley has two pieces in the show: ‘The Spirit Of Christmas’ – a 20x20cm acrylic painting depicting the spirit of Christmas, this friendly skull is letting us know that even if we bring along little else to the day, it’s purely the spirit of Christmas, and it’s message, that is important. She is also exhibiting ‘Relic’, a 30x40cm acrylic painting.

big-deal-no-7-space-exhibition-invitationUSE THIS[5]Chris Clack has a number of pieces included in BIG DEAL No7 <> SPACE 2016 in association with Geoff Leong Foundation at Q – PARK, 39 – 41 Whitcomb Street, London WC2 7DT from 2nd – 10th December 2016. For Daily Viewings & Further Events Info contact > Geoffreyleongpr@gmail.com.

This spectacular multimedia group exhibition is set in a multi-storey underground car park situated in the heart of Soho, West End over the period of 10 days. An amalgamation of imaginary ideas and processes related and created as a response to the genre of Science Fiction, this exhibition will feature works in the media of sculpture, photography, painting, film, video and audio installations by some 100 international artists and guest students from RCA.

Come, Lord Jesus, ComeCome, Lord Jesus, Come’ is an Advent devotional (booklet & slideshow) by Victoria Emily Jones and based on an Advent meditation written by Jonathan Evens. Each line of the meditation focuses on one aspect of Christ’s coming. To promote deeper reflection on all these aspects, Victoria has selected twenty-four art images to lead the way in stoking our imaginations and to provide entry points into prayer. She has taken special care to present art from around the world and, where possible, by modern or contemporary artists so that we will be stretched beyond the familiar imagery of the season.

Victoria writes: ‘Art is a great way to open yourself up to the mysteries of God, to sit in the pocket of them as you gaze and ponder. “Blessed are your eyes because they see,” Jesus said. Theologians in their own right, artists are committed to helping us see what was and what is and what could be. Here I’ve taken special care to select images by artists from around the world, not just the West, and ones that go beyond the familiar fare. You’ll see, for example, the Holy Spirit depositing the divine seed into Mary’s womb; Mary with a baby bump, and then with midwives; an outback birth with kangaroos, emus, and lizards in attendance; Jesus as a Filipino slum dweller; and Quaker history married to Isaiah’s vision of the Peaceable Kingdom.’

Through ‘Come, Lord Jesus, Come’ you are invited to consider what it meant for Jesus to be born of woman—coming as seed and fetus and birthed son; the poverty Jesus shared with children around the world; culturally specific bodies of Christ, like a dancing body and a yogic body; how we are called to bear God into the world today; and more.

Jonathan has also begun writing for Artlyst and his first article entitled ‘Was Caravaggio A Good Christian?‘ explores what it is that makes such a man one of the most significant artists in both art history and Church history.