Thursday, February 15, 2007

Stations of the Cross

Next Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, marks the opening of the Stations of the Cross exhibit at Xnihilo Gallery in Houston: a series of 15 devotional works of art, each representing one step in Christ’s journey to the cross. This show will feature sculptures, paintings, photography, poetry, and videography by local artists. While the traditional Christian meditation based on Christ’s journey includes only 14 stations, concluding with Jesus being laid in the tomb, this exhibit will feature an additional resurrection piece to be unveiled on Easter morning, Sunday, April 8, 2007.

Although Wayne and I had hoped we could make it back to Houston for the opening of this exhibit, it turns out we will have to depend on you locals to tell us about it. I saw this biannual rendering of the Stations Lent before last and was stunned at the impact it had. Physically moving from station to station in a space that is church/art gallery, encountering each artist's unique presentations of each, was an altering experience. This year Wayne and I were invited to collaborate on Station 6: Veronica wipes the face of Christ. It is the first time we have collaborated so the Station is especially meaningful to us.

So, if you can get by the gallery at Taft Street in Montrose, please post or email your impressions. I'd love to know what you think.


Jenni said...

Shoot! I was hoping y'all would be here. I am planning to go and I will share my thoughts.

allison said...

In that case I know we'll get an excellent recap!