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Christopher Lucas -"We Three"
Epoxy dispersed dye on canvas 60"x62"
photo credit "C.Lucas & ATM Gallery"



Curated by James Hyde and presented in cooperation with Hartford Seminary

October 8, 2005 thru January 29, 2006

Faith Closing Event
Saturday, January 28 from 3-5pm

Join us for the Faith closing event. Artists included in the Faith exhibition and curator James Hyde will be on hand to talk about their work exploring the idea of “faith.” Author and Performance Artist Jimmy Raskin will present an animation piece in the cinema and read from his new book The Prologue, the Poltergeist and the Hollow Tree.

“Faith” is a multidisciplinary project spanning programming in the galleries, cinema, and live events.

At the center is an exhibition, organized by independent curator and artist James Hyde, with paintings, drawings, videos, sculptures, photography and documentary works that engage the territory between theology and religion. Some contain specific religious imagery, while others develop their themes more abstractly. Others still can be seen as growing from personal experience. Whether the content or context is Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, personal or metaphysical, the works in the show engage the experiences that religion addresses and theology mediates—love, infinity, power, death, suffering, beauty, hope and evil.

Faith will also include a series of nine films addressing religious and secular aspects of faith, presented on Sunday afternoons with discussions to follow, concerts, readings and performances. Included are a variety of viewpoints and experiences, so that Real Art Ways can become a place of dialogue. It will be an opportunity for the public to observe and test their own as well as others’ beliefs – an engagement with good faith.

Faith, curated by James Hyde. Artists include Patty Chang, Mat Collishaw, Rachel Harrison, Nancy Haynes, Shirazeh Houshiary, Christopher Lucas, Josiah McElheney, Walid Ra’ad (The Atlas Group), Sabeen Raja, Archie Rand, Arlene Shechet, and Nari Ward.

This project is presented with the cooperation of the Hartford Seminary and funded by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the LEF Foundation, and Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation.

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