Christian Worthington, Sermons to the Birds


Post-Secular Icons

Opening Reception: December 2nd at 7 p.m.

On display December 2 - January 27, 2017.  

Worthington writes that “the art of the classical western tradition is now as foreign to our time as the art of ancient Egypt or Mesopotamia. We largely don’t know what any of these images or ideas represent anymore. I have come to learn that making images that reference or draw inspiration from classical art has nothing to do with preserving a visual tradition. The tradition has been completely lost...there is no tradition to preserve, I would say it was destroyed on purpose.”

Sermons to the Birds opens at Gurevich Fine Art on December 2nd and is on display until January 27th, 2017.  

Religious art has a power to make our secular culture self-aware in a way it could not otherwise. Engaging with a belief that the secularist should rejoice in the post-secular icon, as it provides a profound contrast for self-analysis.