Saturday, December 14, 2019

Art Review: 'Transcendent: Spirituality in Contemporary Art,' BCA Center

SEVEN DAYS
By Amy Lilly
"Hidden Diamond-Saffron" by Anila Quayyam Agha
In 2016, shortly after Heather Ferrell became curator and director of exhibitions at the BCA Center, Seven Days asked her whether she found it important to bring in outside artists. Having spent the previous four years consulting for two major art museums in Doha, Qatar, Ferrell said, "I think we have a responsibility to look locally as well as internationally, while always keeping ourselves grounded in our community." The Burlington gallery's current exhibition, "Transcendent: Spirituality in Contemporary Art," cocurated by Ferrell and Shelley Warren, fulfills that promise impressively. Of the seven artists included, four are internationally prominent; the rest have national reputations, including two locals. [More]

Burlington City Arts: "Transcendent: Spirituality in Contemporary Art" (Through February 8, 2020); 135 Church Street, Burlington, Vermont; 802-865-7166; burlingtoncityarts.org
Zarina Hashmi's "Fold in the sky" (2014); Woodcut printed on BFK light paper mounted on Somerset Antique paper Sheet size: 26 1/2 x 22 inches (67.31 x 55.88 cm) Edition 1 of 6

"Red Trampoline" by Maïmouna Guerresi
"Archangel Uriel" by Sandy Sokoloff`