Kairos Gallery Opening

09jun10:00 am12:30 pm10:00 am - 12:30 pm Kairos Gallery OpeningEvent Type Main Events

Event Details

  • The Kairos Gallery Presents
    Behold! The Art Of Seeing: Works by Kurt Caddy
  • Opening Reception Sunday June 9
  • After the 9 & 10:45 Sunday services
  • Refreshments will be served
  • Exhibit Closing Sunday August 25 (Meet The Artist)

About The Exhibit

The artist, Kurt Caddy says, “Behold!” is a call, an invitation to enter the visual reflections of the artist, and to not just look at but behold the images; to move past the initial temporal seeing and to “see the unseen“ realities represented in color, form, textures, and even the materials.

“Do not be afraid“ is cited as the most repeated command in scripture. As we face fears and uncertainty, we resonate with such a command. But there is another command in holy script that doesn’t resonate the same way with us today. That command is, “Behold!” Behold is an archaic word that is rarely used today; It means “to look, to fix your gaze, intently see; to direct the eyes to an object.”

Perhaps we’ve lost something with the disappearance of the word behold from our common usage and its corresponding erasure from our culture. Do we really know how to  behold, to intentionally see; to direct the eyes to an object? Can we learn how to stay still; to cease all else, to give our full attention and searching gaze to what is before us? In our multitasking, fast-paced world, we are in the habit of skimming and scrolling, looking everywhere at once – with the result that nothing, and no one, truly has our deep and undivided attention. Often we are so captivated (held captive) by the feverish pace of life and barraged by images and hype that we forget to slow down, pay attention, and give ourselves permission to Behold and therefore see beyond the surface in order to see within.

I encourage you to take time during this exhibit to behold! When we behold – transformation is possible.

For more information contact Kristy Barry at KBarry@StAndrews.Church or 843-284-4351.


About Kurt Caddy

Kurt Caddy lives on a 34-acre plot of land just north of Springfield, Missouri, with his wife, Laura, to whom he has been married for 35 years. Together, they have three biological children and five adopted children. Their land provides not only shelter for the family but also a refuge from the chaos of life, offering inspiration and time for contemplation. Kurt’s art, an outward expression of his inner reality, springs from this serene environment, taking form in abstract paintings and sculptures.

Kurt’s artwork is characterized by exaggerated textures, vibrant colors, and metal leaf. He experiments with various substrates, including canvas, homemade papers, polystyrene, wood, concrete, and barn tin. Using an array of tools like knives, screwdrivers, jar lids, torches, grinders, and even nail polish remover, he creates layers of texture by adding mortar, sand, and ashes to acrylic mediums. This process, inspired by the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, gives his pieces depth and a sense of timeless wear. Kurt also incorporates kintsugi, the Japanese art of mending with gold, into his works, symbolizing beauty emerging from brokenness. Influenced by artists such as Makoto Fujimura, Mark Rothko, and Kandinsky, as well as Japanese and Native American cultures, Kurt has exhibited his work in Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Missouri, and New York and is honored to be represented by Obelisk Home.

 

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Time

(Sunday) 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location

St. Andrew's Church - Mt Pleasant

440 Whilden St