Religious Art of the American South: Sacred Spaces and Gathering Places
TJC Gallery, 154 West Main Street, Spartanburg, South Carolina
Dec 5, 2013 – Jan 30, 2014
The American South is steeped in spirituality. Given the significant role religion plays in the region’s culture, it is natural that artists depicting the South have found it to be rich subject matter for their creative endeavors. Featuring works by native-born and visiting artists alike, this exhibition examines the concept of sacrality as borne out in portrayals of traditional places of worship, nature, and alternative spiritualities. Spanning the years 1850 to 1990, these paintings range in style from nineteenth century realism to present-day surrealism.