Hope: An Exhibit of Uncertain Faith

Group Show
March 2-April 9, 2017

In this group exhibit held in conjunction with the Hope Gathering, an annual convening for women of faith from around New York City, six featured female artists explore the perseverance and persistence of hope especially in the face of doubt. Experiencing everyday challenges and sometimes life-challenging tragedies, each artist reflects on what it means to live with uncertain faith: longing for pregnancy through years of apparent infertility, struggling with feeling comfortable in one’s own skin, or surviving the stresses of modern life as a mother.

 

In the midst of their fear and anxiety, these women articulate and strive to live out a Biblical understanding of Hope. As the book of Hebrews states, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance of what we do not see,” so these women wrestle with what it means to press on even when tossed by uncertainty. By doing so they invite us to consider: How does a faith filled with confidence and certainty change how we hope?

Exhibiting artists: Lourdes Bernard, Karen Hartmann, Teuta Ibriqaj, Lindsay Kolk, Teressa Valla and Kristen Somody Whalen


Curated by Christina Young

 

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