The Kairos Gallery Presents:
Chagall & the Bible
Exhibit Dates: March 9 - June 10, 2018
Opening Reception & Lecture: Friday, March 9th from 6pm - 8:30pm with guest lecturer, Sandra Bowden, speaking about Chagall at 7:00pm. Refreshments will be served. Open to the public.
Sunday Morning Reception: Sunday, March 11th after the 10:45am service. Refreshments will served. Open to the public.
Marc Chagall (1887–1985) is perhaps the foremost visual interpreter of the Bible in the twentieth Century. With wit and joy, he has given us the stories that we know so well from the Old Testament. His art is filled with his own reoccurring symbols of visual memory and imagination. He said he did not see the Bible, but he dreamed it, even as a child. Chagall’s vision of the Old Testament combines his Jewish heritage and modern art giving us a rich display of symbol and imagination.
Chagall said, “Since my early youth I have been fascinated by the Bible. It has always seemed to me and it seems to me still that it is the greatest source of poetry of all time.”
Chagall and the Bible includes 58 lithographs and etchings of Chagall’s graphic works and one signed original poster. Ten etchings from his 1960 Bible series brings together the artist’s spirituality and childhood fantasy through the sophisticated artistry of a master printmaker. Another 28 brilliantly colored images from his 1956 and 1960 suites of Bible lithographs are luminous interpretations of some of his favorite stories from the Hebrew Bible. Each is a delightful and colorful interpretation that lets the viewer enter the worlds of the Bible and Marc Chagall.