Congrats to Alum Rachel England!
Searching for God
February 17th through March 18th, 2010
Reception: February 22nd, 4-6pm
The Wayne and Geraldine Kuhn Fine Arts Gallery
The Ohio State University at Marion
1465 Mount Vernon Avenue
Marion, OH 43302
Searching for God is an exhibition that focuses on the visual appearance of God, the manifestations or divine actions of God, and individual explorations or processes of searching for God.
Curators Scot Kaplan and Sarah Weinstock asked these questions: What is the visage of God or how does God reveal him/herself (with the remission of a fatal disease, in the defeat of a sports team, in an oil stain under the freeway)? How do we search for God? What do we find? And what do these findings reveal?
The artistic responses to these inquiries include traditional and non-traditional systems of belief, and beliefs that challenge the notion of God and religion, as revealed through individual experience. The exhibition will showcase visual and documentary material describing successful and unsuccessful searches for God, through forms such as prayer, meditation, a journey or pilgrimage, religious study, fasting, scientific exploration, and more.
Interest in this exhibit has been unprecedented and far reaching, with artists submitting the greatest number of entries to date. Out of the 135 entries, 42 artists were selected for Searching for God, with an additional 5 artists represented in the online portion of the exhibition. Selected artists come from as close as Marion, Ohio to Israel, New York, Florida, California, Utah, Ohio, and throughout the nation.
We believe that the reexamination of this universal pursuit of Searching for God can refresh and clarify our perspectives on the big questions of divinity and the supernatural.
Article in the Marion Star featuring the work of alum Rachel England