Tagged: Beyond the Gallery

Beyond the Gallery: Stephen Watson

Stephen Watson
There has to be something to color and smell and texture that matters." This is a quote by Stephen Watson, as heard in the documentary about his recent show at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana. And it gets to the heart of why I've come to admire this man. Stephen Watson is an Assistant Professor at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. And while not limited to installations, that is the work of his that I'm most familiar with. I forget how I first encountered his work, but I Read More

Beyond the Gallery: Josh Davis

Josh Davis: Faith and art in practice
A few months ago I wrote the first article in a series I've titled, Beyond the Gallery. The series is all about artists or supporters of the arts whose influence and focus is found outside of the gallery, and who glorify God through the arts. This second installment is about Josh Davis. I struggle to figure out where to start. It's natural to begin with his songwriting successes. But I imagine my humble friend reading this, wishing I would skip that part. It's probably best to start with how I Read More

Beyond the Gallery: Andrew Thomas

A tribute to Andrew Thomas, lover of the arts
"Beyond the Gallery" is the name I'm giving to a series of posts I'll be writing from time to time that focuses on visual artists (or proponents of the visual arts) who are not well known, but who are doing a great work in spreading the love and truths of Christ through art. These are people who have proven the value and power that art holds outside of the gallery. Last week I received word of the passing of my dear friend, Pastor Andrew Thomas. It's a bit odd for me to refer to him as a dear Read More