Curator: Michelle Townsend
July 28 – October 13, 2013
Seyed Alavi, Renee Billingslea, Sandow Birk, Mel Day, Donald and Era Farnsworth, Terri Garland, Meg Hitchcock, Lisa Kokin
Dialoguing with Sacred Texts will bring together contemporary artists, working in a variety of media, to engage the unfolding dynamic of sacred texts. Works incorporate an array of sacred texts and highlights interventions, alterations, and adaptations of such materials. Ancient and contemporary sacred books and objects from diverse traditions are also included in the show to enhance an understanding of the transpotency of sacred texts across time and traditions.
About the Guest Curator:
Townsend is an independent curator, the founder of Art Scout and a Bay Area arts professional since 1998. Townsend was previously the Board President for Root Division for two years as well as the Director of Art Operations for The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama. She was formerly the Director of SPUR Projects in Portola Valley and the first director at San Francisco’s HANG Art, a position she held until 2004. She earned her BA at Hamilton College and her master’s from Stanford University.