Mar 31 2016
Grant Gill: I do not mean ecclesiastical art

Grant Gill: I do not mean ecclesiastical art

at Belmont University | Leu Art Gallery

“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

Dates & Times

2016/03/31 - 2016/03/31

Additional time info:

Artist Talk at 5:00pm

Location Info

Belmont University | Leu Art Gallery

1919 Belmont Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37212