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STATIONS OF THE CROSS

ALL ARTWORKS: 2017, Archival PIGMENT PRINT, 80cmh x 120cmw

This work is a diptych which references Station 13 from the Stations of the Cross, when Jesus’ body is taken from the cross. The mother figure is absent from the powerful symbol of the Pieta, emphasising the attention on the usually battered and beaten body of Jesus. Here, Jesus lays in an almost feminine and erotic pose, his face is draped and unidentified,challenging the notion of Western and Christian iconography.   

exhibitions

2017 | stations of the cross

8 - 17 april 2017
wesley uniting church, perth
75 William St, Perth

Wesley Uniting Church in the City, one of Perth’s oldest and most iconic churches, has been hosting Station of the Cross Art Exhibition for the last 8 years. Proudly supported by the City of Perth, the Exhibition has become an annual tradition for Wesley Uniting Church and also a significant event within the Art Community. The Exhibition is curated by Claire Bushby and features newly commissioned artworks by fifteen Western Australian contemporary artists.

The artists, representing some of Western Australia’s finest creative talent, have been invited to participate in this event which features newly created artworks, specially commissioned for the show. The fifteen artworks correspond to the traditional story of Easter and the ritual of the Stations of the Cross. While pertaining to a religious narrative, participating artists each interpret a single 'station' through their personal and unique understanding of Easter and the human experiences and themes that underlie it.

The commissioned artists - who hail from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds - are asked to focus on the embodiment of humanity within their works and to engage in interfaith dialogue by exploring universal human experiences such as loss, grief, oppression and mortality. Through a variety of art forms - including photography, painting, sculpture, and textiles - the exhibition bridges between sacred stories and the issues and events that are present in our contemporary world. 

Eva Fernandez’s work is a diptych which references Station 13 from the Stations of the Cross, when Jesus’ body is taken from the cross. The mother figure is absent from the powerful symbol of the Pieta, emphasising the attention on the usually battered and beaten body of Jesus. Here, Jesus lays in an almost feminine and erotic pose, his face is draped and unidentified, challenging the notion of Western and Christian iconography.

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