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Grant Gill: I do not mean ecclesiastical art

at Belmont University | Leu Art Gallery, Nashville TN

Mar 31
Grant Gill: I do not mean ecclesiastical art

This exhibition serves as the culmination of Grant Gill’s thesis dealing with the concepts of beauty, spirituality, and existential questioning through sculpture. Gill wishes to carve out space for contemplation on these topics through art-making.

“Gill is a rising artist in the Nashville area interested in exploring the spiritual experience through his art. The artist’s sculpture is thoughtfully crafted in black fiberglass and through it he explores questions and concepts including:

•Can beauty transport the intellect to the sublime?
•Is the transcendent experience simply an aesthetic reaction or are there deeper reasons humanity yearns for peace and beauty?
•Can we snatch a glimpse of it through art?”

The title of the exhibit is derived from French Philosopher Jacques Maritain’s (1882-1973) essay. In the essay he describes the difference between “Ecclesiastical art,” of a specific religion or church, and the natural occurrence of the spiritual in art with a much more universal significance.

Grant Gill is a native of North Alabama that has been a resident of Nashville for four years. He grew up with an obsession over building tree houses, forts, and anything else the scrap wood and clay near home would allow. As an artist, Gill is now obsessed with creating objects that invoke the same sense of the spiritual in viewers that the act of making invokes in him.

 

ADMISSION INFO

Free Admission

    Official Website

INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

Additional time info:

Artist Talk at 5:00pm

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Belmont University | Leu Art Gallery

1919 Belmont Boulevard, Lila D. Bunch Library, Nashville, TN 37212

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