Thursday, January 22, 2015

Modernism on a Religious Kick in the United Kingdom

NYTIMES STYLE MAGAZINE
By Johnny Magdaleno
Ceri Richards's "The Supper at Emmaus" (1958), on view through March 26 at Glyndwr University’s Oriel Sycharth Gallery and Wrexham Methodist Church, both in Wrexham, Wales. Credit Courtesy of Methodist Modern Art Collection
UNITED KINGDOM---More than 40 works from the Methodist Modern Art Collection are on display at Glyndwr University’s Oriel Sycharth Gallery and Wrexham Methodist Church, in a celebration of religious modernist art titled “Heaven and Earth,” which opened yesterday. These include surrealist paintings of angels by Ceri Richards and selections from Elisabeth Frink, who died some days after debuting her final sculpture, “Risen Christ,” in 1993. [link]

On view through March 26, Oriel Sycharth Gallery Glyndwr, Mold Road, Wrexham, glyndwr.ac.uk, and Wrexham Methodist Church, Regent Street, Wrexham, wrexham-methodist.org.uk