Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Contemporary takes on the self in a Manhattan church

By Allison Meier
Sculpture by Lori Merhige in ‘On the Inner and Outer Self’ at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in Manhattan (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)
NEW YORK---Artistic interpretations of self are inhabiting the nave of Manhattan’s Church of St. Paul the Apostle, with contemporary sculpture, painting, collage, and other media installed alongside the candlelit chapels and religious icons. "On the Inner and Outer Self," presented by the collective Openings, is their ninth annual group exhibition in the 19th-century church. "On the Inner and Outer Self" continues through October 22 at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle (corner of West 60th Street and Columbus Avenue, Upper West Side Manhattan). [link]
Cut-out installation by Daniel Mantilla (at right)