School of the Arts, Media + Culture SAMC

2013/14 Events

Faculty Exhibition: Tangles and Glory / Self Interpreting Life

Solo art exhibition by Doris Auxier

SAMC Art + Design presents a solo art exhibition by Associate Professor Doris Auxier. Taken from two separate series, Auxier’s works explore God’s influence and conversational presence in human life.

In Self Interpreting Life, Auxier started with the 1899 four-volume set of the Self Interpreting Bible.  “I was inspired by the suggestive title,” Auxier says, “and turned the bibles into a visual commentary on the increasing rejection of scripture as a text of reliable truth or as reflecting God’s incarnational and redemptive actions.” 

The paintings of Tangles and Glory are a visual retelling of 2 Corinthians chapter 12—that Christ’s power is made perfect in weakness, and weakness can be a resting place of God’s glory.  Auxier’s paintings explore the beauty found in discarded nature or bits of yarn:  “These objects evoke metaphors of human weakness being used for extraordinary displays of God’s glory,” says Auxier.  “The layers, as they become obscured, changed, or sanded off, mirror the way God’s word becomes living in every breath of a life lived on earth.”

See Auxier's paintings and bibles in the President's Gallery on the 2nd floor of the Reimer Student Centre.

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Date:  Oct 9 - Nov 1
Time:  Monday - Friday, 8am-4pm
Place:  President's Gallery, 2nd Floor RSC
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President’s Gallery exhibitions are curated by faculty and students of the SAMC Art + Design Department at Trinity Western University.

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