Sit100years – Kathryn Barulich

Presented by Manresa Gallery and located on USF’s East Lawn
July 26th – September 24th

Lawn Reception – Saturday, July 26th at 1pm

Remove yourself from one place, and sit on the border. An isolated seat placed in between Saint Ignatius parish and the University of San Francisco allows for a unique entryway into contemplation of the church’s 100-year presence at the Parker and Fulton site. As a precursor to the centennial celebration of Saint Ignatius church, this chair is a space to think about the church’s architecture, the role of the Catholic Church in contemporary culture, the relationship between the church and school, or wherever your thoughts may lead you.

Sit100Years is a public installation created in preparation for St. Ignatius Church’s Centennial celebration that takes place this October. It is located on the east lawn adjacent to St. Ignatius Church, directly in front of the USF library, The installation offers visitors the simplicity of a chair facing the church – participants are encouraged to reflect and tweet their thoughts to the project’s Twitter handle @sit100years which will be displayed live on a television inside the church in Manresa Gallery.

About Kathryn Barulich:
Kathryn Barulich is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in History and Theory of Contemporary Art at San Francisco Art Institute. She returned to her native San Francisco after receiving her undergraduate degree in Art History and French Literature at Fordham University in New York. Graduating from Saint Ignatius College Preparatory in 2008, she is a product of Jesuit education and was drawn to Manresa Gallery as a space to explore faith critically and build community amongst different faith backgrounds.