the religious experience
group show

2 - 20 July 2013

Orexart presents The Religious Experience - what that means to agnostics, aetheists, believers, and non-believers.

'Religious' may not be how you define yourself, but as Alain de Botton has it, "If one compares religion to art, both appeal to the emotions, but different artists produce work that individuals may appreciate or depreciate - it is not necessary to love every piece from one, and hate anything from another."

If then our individual tastes can be defined as 'catholic' i.e. wide-ranging, broad, all-embracing, and even extensive, then perhaps we can call this show 'coffee-bar Catholicism'... something of a 'pick and mix' of how different artists respond to the notion of the 'religious' experience.

Featuring artists Kathy Barber, Denise Batchelor, Jamie Chapman, David Jarvis Curno, Anita DeSoto, Evelyn Dunstan, Dylan Lind, Richard McWhannell, John Madden, S.J. Ramir, Peter James Smith, Dean Tercel, Peter Wichman, Shannon Williamson, Leafa Wilson, Glen Wolfgramm and Evan Woodruffe.

Richard McWhannell Jesus (1984) Kauri, 2013. Digital print on Ilford Gold Fibre Silk, Ed. 1/8 (framed),
297 x 420 mm

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Evelyn Dunstan Crown of Thorns, 2010. Lost wax Kiln cast in pale grey Gaffer 45% lead crystal.
Coldworked, sandblasted & acid etched. 255 x 200 x 55 mm.

SOLD

Dean Tercel Name Withheld, 2013. Oil on linen on board, 240 x 300 mm

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S.J. Ramir (De)composition, 2013. HD, Black and White, 2:50 mins

N.F.S.

Jamie Chapman Live Stream, 2013. Oil on ply, 600 x 1200 mm

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Dylan Lind Lucky Dip, 2013. Acrylic, enamel and spray-paint on canvas,
1820 x 1520 mm

SOLD

Leafa Wilson St. Rita, 2013. Acrylic on canvas, 773 x 610 mm

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Peter Wichman Pink Bouquet, 2013. Oil on canvas, 820 x 700 mm

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Evan Woodruffe Landscape with three figures, 2013. Acrylic, oilcolour, gold-leaf, and mica
on prepared paper, 760 x 1050 mm

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Richard McWhannell Death of a Clown, 2000. Oil on canvas, 760 x 835 mm

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Peter James Smith Albatross, 2013. Oil & enamel on found timbers, 500 x 400 x 60 mm

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Denise Batchelor Kingfisher, 2009. Photograph, inkjet on Ilford Gold Silk, Ed 1/10,
900 x 1000mm

SOLD

Kathy Barber Illumination at Shoren-in, 2013. Acrylic and oil on linen,
1040 x 800 mm

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