Vision – exhibition launch reception

Vision is an exhibition of artworks by members of commission4mission which will be held at St Stephen Walbrook (39 Walbrook, London EC4N 8BN) from Monday 4 to Friday 15 September 2017, Weekdays 10.00am – 4.00pm (Weds 11.00am – 3.00pm).

A group exhibition by commission4mission, Vision is intended as a broad theme open to wide interpretation, but will explore sight, visions and revelations. Artists taking part will showcase their individual engagements with the theme. The exhibition will feature assemblage, ceramics, collage, digital prints, etchings, film, icons, installations, paintings, photography, poetry and sculpture.

The exhibition will include work by 27 commission4mission artists including Ally AshworthHayley BowenHarvey BradleyIrina BradleyChristopher Clackmaryjean donagheyJonathan EvensTerence FfyffeRob FloydMaurizio Galia (Italy), Michael GarawayJohn GentryClorinda GoodmanJudy GoringLaura Grenci (Italy), Barbara Harris, Deborah HarrisonTim HarroldDavid HawkinsJacek KulikowskiMark LewisAdeliza MoleColin RichesJanet RobertsHenry SheltonMonica Thornton and Peter Webb.

A reception to launch commission4mission’s Vision exhibition was held tonight at St Stephen Walbrook.

During this reception commission4mission Associate member, Wendy McTernan, gave a talk entitled ‘Interpretations of the Cross in Contemporary Art & Culture’ and exploring images by Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas and Andre Serrano, among others.

In today’s secular society, it is perhaps surprising that artists still find themselves drawn to the Christian cross as a means of expression. The cross has never been an event about which one can remain neutral; from the start it was an offence. Contemporary artists’ interpretations have taken many forms.

Wendy looked at some examples and shared how, in unexpected and sometimes shocking ways, Jesus’ story becomes part of theirs – and ours. commission4mission’s AGM was also held earlier in the day.

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