Exhibit scheduled in Metuchen Jan. 23

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edm-Oliver edm-Mart edm-Westheimer edm-Niche-for-MaryamNails in the Wall, The Gallery at St. Luke’s, the exhibition space sponsored by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 17 Oak Ave., Metuchen, has announced Sacred Spaces, Holy Places: an exhibit of sculpture and photography will begin the gallery’s 2016 winter exhibition season with the Opening and Artists’ Reception from 2-5pm. Jan. 23.
The event is free and open to all.
Work representing 27 artists is primarily, but not only, from the tri-state area. The photography includes a wide range of images, some almost abstract, others capturing very specific locations that carry a sense of the sacred for the artist. Notable among those is the over 4’ Ilphachrome color photograph of Bernini’s Canopy in St. Peter’s in Rome by Nancy Ori (Berkeley Heights). Perhaps one of the most thought-provoking pieces, “V’at Alit,” by Miriam Stern (Teaneck) includes a series of photographs and other materials highlighting her experience of sacred space as a Jewish woman. Several local photographers have work included in the show: Mark Harris (Edison) with his elegant figures and the carefully viewed spaces of Robert Hopkins (Metuchen).
The 13 pieces of sculpture are very diverse in scale and materials and include free-standing pieces as well as sculptural wall works. Included in this group is a 6’ sculpture by Christina Saj (Cedar Grove), which has an exhibition history that includes, among others, St. John the Divine, NYC and the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C. Towering over that piece is Daniel Nelson’s (NYC) “Niche for Maryam.” A life-sized Islamic prayer niche known as an mihrab, the piece was designed as a site-specific installation for the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, NYC, using the proportions of the sculpture of the Virgin Mary by Bela Lyon Pratt in the Church’s Altar of the Annunciation. Nails in the Wall is honored to have it on loan from St. Paul the Apostle for the duration of the exhibit.