Monday, January 12, 2015

Contemporary Art Exhibition Inspired by Sacred Texts at the Gershman Y

PENNSYLVANIA---The Gershman Y kicks off the new year with the art exhibition And the Word Is…, running January 22-May 14. And the Word Is… explores the use of religious text in contemporary art, from the straightforward to the ironic. Bringing together artists from across the country, the exhibition will display Sandow Birk’s work from his American Qur’an series, a sculptural work with Hebrew and English text from Leviticus by Johanna Bresnick and Michael Cloud Hirschfeld, detailed text-based drawings by Martin Brief, Braille-based sculptures connected to well-known Bible parables by Philadelphian David Stephens, Carole P. Kunstadt’s work drawing from the Hebrew Bible, local artist Nicholas Kripal’s installation of one of his word-based floor pieces, and Philadelphian Stephanie Kirk’s documentation of the changing messages found on religious signs. [link]