Condemnant Quod Non Intellegunt: An Exhibition by Sarah Gaugler
About the Event
Sarah Gaugler presents portraits of Christian icons in Condemnant Quod Non Intellegunt, which opens on August 7, 2012, 6pm at The Crucible Gallery. In Condemnant Quod Non Intellegunt, Sarah Gaugler celebrates the survival of Christianity and its icons throughout human history.
“In spite of its complexity and the manner it has transferred itself into human interpretation, it still succeeds in its original intent to orate the belief that humans were created out of the love of God, and that our purpose is to love one another.
Religious icons, have been the medium by which humans connect with God, and the concept of holiness. Though these icons have encountered opposition in many forms, like iconoclasm, they have still managed to thrive in modern time.
Many neglect the opportunity and possibility of opening their minds to the impressions and impact that Christian religious icons have had on culture and society, throughout human history. Some are so quick to pass judgment and vandalize these symbols and images, without compassion or understanding.
I feel that these images should not be abandoned, but celebrated.
These icons have had their involvements, challenges, mysteries, wars, treaties, inspirations, and travels throughout the world for thousands of years, and has affected innumerable lives. Their symbolic power and bearing, reaches an expanse greater than one may not ever completely comprehend in a single experience.
My impetus is respect and appreciation for the images that serve as representations of enlightenment and hope, to those in darkness & despair, and respect to the first artists who have had the chance to create the basic universal imagery of these holy representatives of faith.
I want to express my own experience of creating art from receiving inspiration, as the artist, and the opportunity to execute, and share it to progressive viewers.
I am desiring that my iconologies be absorbed as symbols of personal inspiration, personal interpretation, or call it what you may-these can simply be constructions made by the use of ink and lines assembled in an considered fashion to depict a pleasant illustration or artwork. “