Wiegand Gallery

College of Notre Dame, Belmont, CA



By the Grace of Light: Images of Faith from Catholic New Mexico


A new exhibit is being hosted at the Wiegand Gallery on the College of Notre Dame campus in Belmont, CA from March 21 through April 24, 1999.

This show will feature photographs by Craig Varjabedian which interweave both human and natural manifestations of the sacred. These photographs simultaneously depict the architecture and rituals inspired by faith and evoke the transcendence and spirit of the New Mexican landscape itself. Displayed alongside these images will be examples of traditional Hispanic santos. A catalogue will be available.

In the words of writer, Mag Dimond, "Craig views all of New Mexico as an embodiment of the sublime - the land, rivers, houses, churches, cemeteries, crosses, and clouds." He adds: "Art is a sacred activity. It's one of the greatest sacred activities, the process of creation. Craig's images give us moments in his own continuing odyssey to connect with the great mystery."

From top to bottom: Our Lady of Light Church, Canoncito at Apache Canyon, New Mexico, 1985, © Craig Varjabedian; Our Lady of Peace, Trinity NuclearTest Site, near Socoro, NM, 1996, © Craig Varjabedian

Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

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