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Soul’s Journey Exhibit
March 17 - April 16
This Stations of the Cross installation was created in partnership with publisher Forward Movement. It is based on the work of California artist Kathrin Burleson and was enhanced by the beautiful typography of the late Michael Phillips, a Forward Movement staff member. Gallery South converted images of Burleson’s small originals into larger giclee reproductions and framed them along with the lavish narratives that accompany each piece. The gallery has displayed the work every other year since 2015.
Burleson’s work is a superb technical accomplishment in watercolor, using a wet-into-wet technique that is just short of impossible to control. The resulting images are transparent, glowing and spiritually moving.
Here is what she has said about the project: “The Stations of the Cross give us the opportunity to enter the drama, to be a part of this journey from life to death to life, to let ourselves be transformed by the story and to make it our own.” All of her art, she says, is about the “interconnectedness of all creation.”
Burleson has a BA in French from the University of California at Berkley and has advanced degrees in art and psychology. She has studied at the Sorbonne – and the Louvre museum – in Paris. A devout Episcopalian, she is an associate of the Community of Transfiguration.
A beautifully printed book of Soul’s Journey is available from Forward Movement.