Reflections: Christian Art on show in City of London


Press release from Rev Jonathan Evens re. commission4mission: Reflection exhibition

Classical, modern and contemporary art and architecture beautifully combine for commission4mission’s fourth group exhibition in the setting of St Stephen Walbrook (39 Walbrook, London EC4N 8BN). Tuesday 6 – Friday 16 September (Weekdays 10am – 4pm, Wednesdays 11am – 3pm).

An exhibition reception (6.30pm) and commission4mission’s AGM (5.30pm) will be held on Tuesday 6 September. The exhibition launch reception, to which all are welcome, will include a talk by writer, broadcaster and commentator Richard D. North. Richard describes himself as “a complicated conservative, and a bit hippy and arty round the edges, with an increasing interest in the idea of spirituality.”

Our secretary, Rev Jonathan Evens, will give an illustrated talk at 1pm (repeated at 5pm) on Wednesday 14 September at St Stephen Walbrook entitled ‘Congruity and controversy: exploring issues for contemporary commissions.’

Modern commissions by Henry Moore, Patrick Heron, Hans Coper and Andrew Varah at St Stephen Walbrook bring into focus some of the key issues and questions regarding modern or contemporary commissions. Jonathan will explore these issues in his talk, which will be in the context of the ‘Reflection’ exhibition.

The theme of the show will be ‘Reflection’ and, as in previous years, will feature a wide variety of work from longstanding and new members. ‘Reflection’ is intended as a broad theme open to wider interpretation. Our artists showcase their individual engagements with this theme and we hope that the range and variety of work, both in terms of content and media, will give pleasure and prompt reflection.

Exhibiting artists include: Hayley Bowen, Harvey Bradley, Irina Bradley, Christopher Clack, Mary Davey, Valerie Dean, Jonathan Evens, Terry Ffyffe, Rob Floyd, Maurizio Galia, Michael Garaway, John Gentry, Clorinda Goodman, Barbara Harris, Tim Harrold, Anthony Hodgson, Mark Lewis, David Millidge, Janet Roberts, Henry Shelton, Sergiy Shkanov and Peter Webb.

Reflection:

  • The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it;
  • An amount of light, heat, or sound that is reflected by a body or surface;
  • An image seen in a mirror or shiny surface;
  • A thing that is a consequence of or arises from something else;
  • A thing bringing discredit to someone or something;
  • Serious thought or consideration;
  • An idea about something, especially one that is written down or expressed;
  • The conceptual operation of inverting a system or event with respect to a plane, each element being transferred perpendicularly through the plane to a point the same distance the other side of it.

Reflection: consideration; contemplation; idea; impression; meditation; observation; opinion; rumination; view; absorption; cerebration; cogitation; deliberation; imagination; musing; pensiveness; speculation; study; brainwork; pondering.

commission4mission’s Chair, Peter Webb, says: “We are very fortunate to be able to exhibit regularly at St Stephen Walbrook. The exhibition always attracts a great deal of attention in the City. As before, interpretation of the theme is up to individual artists, and no doubt we will have the usual amazing variety and originality in the work submitted.”

A gift of 10 per cent of the proceeds from sales will be donated to the charity Oasis. commission4mission has made Oasis our charity of choice, meaning that charitable giving will be exclusively to Oasis for the time being.

Reflection poster



 


Jonathan Evens, 04/09/2016

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