(UPDATE: Because of last week’s floods, the cocktails and formal launch was moved to August 14th. The event starts at 6 PM and will feature performances by Turbogoth and Diego Mapa)
Most people probably know Sarah Gaugler as a musician and a tattoo artist.‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨She has worked‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨with many different media,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨and as a freelance artist her work has been commissioned by various advertising agencies and clients.‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨On August‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨7,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨she will be opening her exhibit‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨‚ÄúCondemnant Quod Non Intellegunt‚Ä≠‚ÄĚ‚Ä¨ at The Crucible Gallery.‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨The exhibit is comprises‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨her own interpretations of religious iconography and‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨features an attention to detail that is present in all of her work.
According to Sarah Gaugler,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨her upcoming exhibit is a tribute to the importance of religious iconography as an art‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨form.
‚Ä≠‚Äú‚Ä¨In spite of its complexity and the manner it has transferred itself into human interpretation,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨it still succeeds in its original intent to orate the belief that humans were created out of the love of God,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨and that our purpose is to love one another.
Religious icons have been the medium by which humans connect with God,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨and the concept of holiness.‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨Though these icons have encountered opposition in many forms,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨like iconoclasm,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨they have still managed to thrive in modern time.‚Ä≠
Many neglect the opportunity and possibility of opening their minds to the impressions and impact that Christian religious icons have had on culture and society,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨throughout human history.‚Ä≠ ¬†‚Ä¨Some are so quick to pass judgment and vandalize these symbols and images,‚Ä≠ ¬†‚Ä¨without compassion or understanding.‚Ä≠
I feel that these images should not be abandoned,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨but celebrated.
These icons have had their involvements,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨challenges,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨mysteries,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨wars,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨treaties,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨inspirations,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨and travels throughout the world for thousands of years,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨and has affected‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨innumerable lives.‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨Their symbolic power and bearing,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨reaches an‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨expanse greater than one may not ever completely comprehend in a single experience.
My impetus is respect and appreciation for the images that serve as representations of enlightenment and hope,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨to those in darkness‚Ä≠ & ‚Ä¨despair,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨and respect to the first artists who have had the chance to create the basic universal imagery of these holy representatives of faith.‚Ä≠
I want to express my own experience of creating art from receiving inspiration,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨as the artist,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨and the opportunity to execute,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨and share it to progressive viewers.
I am desiring that my iconologies be absorbed as symbols of personal inspiration,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨personal interpretation,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨or call it what you may-these can simply be constructions made by the use of ink and lines assembled in an considered fashion to depict a pleasant illustration or artwork.‚Ä≠‚ÄĚ
Condemnant Quod Non Intellegunt,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨an exhibition by Sarah Gaugler,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨opens on August‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨7,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨2012,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨6pm at The Crucible Gallery,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨4/F SM Megamall,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨Building A,‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨Mandaluyong City.‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨Contact‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨+632‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨635‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨60‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨61‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨or‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨+63‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨929‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨842‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨40‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨55‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨for details.‚Ä≠ ‚Ä¨Brought to you in part by The Pocket Universe Art Collective.