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Greed, Karen Swenholt

Seven Deadlies: Sculpture by Karen Swenholt

Lust, Sloth, Greed, Gluttony, Wrath, Envy, Pride. In movies and books we are warned of the dangers of the “Seven Deadly Sins” and the judgment that comes with them. Yet, as Alexandra Sherman writes in her curator’s statement for a previous exhibit of Swenholt’s work; “In the context of this show we encounter empathy rather than judgment. Each sculpture acts as a window into a specific sin, but such care has been taken that it appears as if their creator mourns over these figures’ inability to break free. It is through this gentle touch that we are invited to see a different side of sin.” Swenholt writes of her own work; “I think of the world as a beautiful nest for our souls. My view of man’s function in the universe is optimistic and respectful but I also realize this life is dangerous. Loss is right around the corner for us all. My work reflects these tensions as I seek to make little monuments to man’s passions and to my understanding of God’s role in the world.” 

Seven Deadlies: Sculpture by Karen Swenholt

The Gallery at Convergence September 4- October 31, 2015

Artist Talk and Reception, Friday Sept. 18th 7-9 PM

See more images of Karen's work on her website.

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  • Seven Deadlies: Sculpture by Karen Swenholt

    09/04/2015 - 10/31/2015
    The Gallery