To give a taste of the Resurrection is to give the invitation of restoration that God offers everyday to all humanity. The Hurtado Centre’s Resurrection Exhibition has at its heart the ambitious goal of inviting people into an experience of the Resurrection itself, to taste what it is like to be restored in the fullness of humanity. If it succeeds even to some extent, it will have been more than worthwhile.
Artists from many different Christian and artistic backgrounds have contributed works that convey the history of salvation of which the Resurrection is the culmination. We hope that the richness of their work will give a felt sense of the beauty of the Resurrection. Art has a special vocation to show forth truths which words alone are inadequate to express. As Pope Benedict XVI said:
‘Reason alone as it's expressed in the sciences can't be man's complete answer to reality, and it can't express everything that man can, wants to, and has to express. I think God built this into man. Art along with science is the highest gift God has given him.” (Salt of the Earth: The Church at the End of the Millennium, Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 1997, p. 47)
The Hurtado Jesuit Centre in partnership with Farm Street Jesuit Church, and St Patrick’s Art Studios. Entry to the exhibition is free and many works are for sale. It is the largest exhibition of contemporary Christian art in the Capital for over a decade with over thirty artists exhibiting and more than seventy pieces on display. Artists include Andrew White, Francis Hoyland, Penny Warden and Marcia Scott as well as other established and up and coming figures.
The Resurrection Exhibition will be open on the following dates
The Hurtado Jesuit Centre, 2 Chandler Street, E1W 2QT
19.00-21.30 21st April-2017: Private Viewing
10.30-17.30 22nd and 23rd April 2017: Open to the Public
Farm Street Church, Mayfair:
19.00-21.30 28th April-2017: Private Viewing
10.30-17.30 29th and 30th April 2017: Open to the Public
We are working in conjunction with St Patrick’s Studios, a collection of artists based in the parish in Wapping. Many of them are Christian, and many are contributing to this exhibition. You will see on the gallery on the side a collection of works from these artists.