“A Mirror to the Soul of Nature”
April 7 – June 2, 2019
Opening Reception Sunday, April 7, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Artist Talk 2:00 p.m.
Lottes works with the world of patterns created by mirroring images from single-source photographs she takes of nature. She believes that symmetry gives a sense of balance and harmony and evokes a spiritual or transcendent response within us. Lottes also shares that the “spirits” or “totems” she creates often do not reveal themselves in the image until after it has been mirrored with itself.
A Hesse quote Lottes refers to is, “Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.” Wandering, Hermann Hesse
Antique Shop (NY)
June 16 – July 28, 2019
Opening Reception Sunday, June 16, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Artist Talk 2:00 p.m.
Schreiber’s black and white photographs are a result of her contemplative experience that involves seeing beyond surfaces to the illuminations that come from within the ordinary. She sees her photography as a way to create visual poetry that expresses her evolving understanding that everything is connected. As she quotes Thomas Merton, “There is in all visible things. . . a hidden wholeness.” Schreiber’s always been drawn to explore quiet spaces with her camera in both open and dense areas as she notices light, subtle movement, openings, textures and juxtapositions in which the silence of the moment is revealed. This exhibit includes Schreiber’s captures of quiet spaces in the United States and Germany.
Fundraiser Project: "1,000 Cranes for Iraq" - (St. Joseph Hall)
S. Barbara Cervenka, O.P.
S. Barbara Cervenka, O.P., began this project in January, 2015, and completed the painting of the 1,000th 6”x6” origami crane in September, 2018. Inspired by the story of Sadako Sasaki’s 1,000 cranes, S. Barbara’s project goal to paint 1,000 is to fund the Iraqi Sisters’ ministry within the refugee community. To date, the project has raised more than $40,000 to assist the Dominican Sisters with their ministry. In support of this fundraising effort, Alfons Gallery is displaying 160 of these unique crane paintings in St. Joseph Hall, across from the Gallery.
Plate with Wreath (Mary Nohl’s Sunrise over Lake Michigan)
“Fragile Illusions: Fusing the Senses”
August 11 – October 13, 2019
Opening Reception Sunday, August 11, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Artist Talk 2:00 p.m.
Elaborate paintings and drawings focusing on multiple images of glassware colored with liquid are metaphors for the fragile human condition in relationship to the outside world for Jebavy. Her designs often reference cathedral interiors with their massive architectural supports and adornment as well as stained glass windows. While her large-scale paintings have a polished quality to them, her slightly smaller, mixed-media drawings on paper emphasize the precarious nature of the human condition through raw, intimate pieces based on the same glassware and concept.