SUBJECT: “SEEING CHRIST THROUGH DARKNESS”— ART BY GEORGES ROUAULT ON DISPLAY
By: Tyler Lopez
The Boger Gallery at College of the Ozarks currently is displaying the exhibition “Seeing Christ Through Darkness.” The exhibit runs through September 30 in the Boger Gallery, located on the ground floor of the Jones Learning Center.
Rouault was a modern artist, known for gloomy and depressing works associated with the Christian faith. Throughout his life, his work was rejected by the Church, and it was near his death that he received a church commission. Rouault’s work identifies with suffering, but also the salvation that Christ brought to the afflicted.
“Seeing Christ in the Darkness” features more than 35 original print from his Miserere Series, as well as works from Fleurs du Mal (I and II) and the Passion Series.The works displayed are from The Bowden Collection, Chatham, Massachusetts, a substantial collection built over many years and many trips to Europe.
This Boger Gallery event, sponsored by the College of the Ozarks Art Department and the Missouri Arts Council, is free and open to the public. Boger Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. weekends. For more information contact Richard Cummings, Boger Gallery Director, at 417-690-2268, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.