Marc Chagall, Moses II
March – July 2019
Marc Chagall and the Sacred brings together the spirituality and imagination of one of the twentieth century’s most beloved artists. With wit and joy, the art of Marc Chagall is filled with reoccurring symbols of his own visual memory, childhood fantasy, and Jewish heritage. “Art seems to me to be a state of soul more than anything else,” he wrote. This exhibition includes luminous interpretations of some of his most favorite sacred stories, including original etchings and lithographs from his 1956 and 1960 Bible series. With the sophisticated artistry of a master printmaker, each work is a delightful and colorful interpretation that lets the viewer enter the sacred world of Marc Chagall.
Marc Chagall (1877-1985) was a Russian-French artist born in a Lithuanian Jewish Hassidic family near the city of Vitebsk. Chagall is known for his creative work in nearly every artistic format, including stained glass created for cathedrals of Reims, the UN, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Jerusalem Windows in Israel, in as much as the media of painting, illustration, ceramics, stage sets, tapestries, and fine art printmaking. The landscape of his childhood and the sacred imagination afforded by his Jewish roots made their way into everything Chagall created. An early modernist, Chagall saw the sacred stories of the Law and the Prophets as the greatest source of poetry of all time. “The Bible is like an echo of nature and the secret I have tried to transmit.” With childlike dreams and interrogation, the art of Chagall invites viewers to see the real in the fantastic, the sacred in the story, and the color in life itself.
The Still Point Colloquy
June 27, 2019
The Still Point Colloquy is an annual, intimate gathering of creative voices for a rich engagement of theological questions and liturgy. With artist Marc Chagall as visual guide and conversation partner this year, we will explore the makings of a sacred imagination. Mark the season of Pentecost and the promise of new creation as we traverse the sacred terrain of the imagination with thoughtful lectures from our global team.
For Marc Chagall, this world was filled with reoccurring symbols of his own childhood fantasy, Jewish heritage, and the biblical stories he so loved. His was an imagination that embodied a hope that carried him through World War, personal loss, and the horrific suffering of the Holocaust.
This day-long event takes place in the gallery surrounded by the works of Marc Chagall. Topics will engage the liturgical season and a diverse imaginative terrain. Limited spaces available due to the small and intimate nature of this gathering. Registration includes lunch and refreshments.
November 2018–February 2019
Witnessing to remarkable beauty in the face of suffering.
CRAIG HAWKINS | ELIZABETH JONES
Beautiful is a collaborative exhibition featuring photography by Elizabeth Jones and painting by artist Craig Hawkins. With portraiture in multiple media, the intent of this exhibition is to witness to remarkable beauty in the face of suffering. The work captures the faces of women in India who have suffered from painful burns.
Still Point partnered with humanitarian aid organization Wellspring International to honor these remarkable women through art. A full color book of photography and limited-edition prints signed by artist Craig Hawkins also accompany also accompany the exhibit. One hundred percent of the proceeds from sales and donations pledged throughout the duration of the exhibit will be designated toward the building of a new surgical burn and treatment center in India.
Craig Hawkins, Dear Rekha
Selfie: Identity at Arm’s Length
A group exhibition featuring Atlanta artists engaging themes of identity in their work. Artists include Antonio Darden, Haylee Anne, William Massey, Angela Davis Johnson, Michael Dillon, Jessica Caldas, Matthew Phillips, Danielle Deadwyler, JOEKINGATL, Angela Bortone, Hasani Sahlehe, Jen DePlour , Sara Zimmerman, Evan Jones, Craig Hawkins, and Rose Smith.
Georges Rouault (1871-1958) occupies a unique place amongst twentieth century artists. A contemporary of Cubism, Expressionism, and Fauvism, he never aspired to belong to any one of these movements. Often categorized as a religious painter, he was, above all, independent. He did not find his inspiration in an abstract way, but rather in observing real life as much as the highest form of spirituality. Georges Rouault was a painter who did not need religious subjects in order for his work to be stamped with the characteristics of holiness.