Trinity Museum Looks at Today’s Iconography
Iconography has been an integral element of the human quest for spiritual fulfillment for thousands of years. Typically depicting aspects of the life of Christ, the saints, and the heavenly realm, what constitutes iconography today is open to interpretation. There are infinite choices in terms of public and private examples of the iconic, running the gamut from traditional emblems to ubiquitous pop culture branding.
From May 11 to June 30, 2012, Trinity Museum, inside Trinity Church (Broadway at Wall Street), presents Soul Seekers: Interpreting the Icon, an eclectic and surprising collection of sculpture, painting, photography, film and text. Karen Azoulay’s funereal and elegiac photographic images reference art historical symbolism while evoking a deeply contemplative atmosphere; Matthew Dayler’s embracing fighters challenge the perception of intimacy and highlight the figure as a timeless cultural motif; and Jeffrey Mongrain’s subtle expressions of human frailty and spiritual symbolism captivate with an understated, emotive power. In addition, works by Pavel Antonov, Jordan Eagles, Alex Frost, Moses Hoskins, Darren Jones, Kara L. Rooney, and Aida Sehovic will be displayed.
Opening reception: Thursday, May 10, 2012 – 6-8pm. Hours: Sunday through Saturday. Times vary. Admission is free.
This exhibit is presented by Trinity Wall Street Music and the Arts, Trinity Congregational Arts & Phenomena Project.