Photo courtesy of Sonja Brandt.
By Julia Witt
The Marxhausen Gallery of Art is presenting “Scripture and Sacrifice” Oct. 17 through Dec. 18. The opening reception for “Scripture and Sacrifice” is Oct. 27 from 1-4 p.m. with a gallery talk at 2 p.m.
The exhibit features art from two permanent collections of Concordia. The Florence Portfolio is the first collection, which has 20 prints from artists associated with the organization Christians in the Visual Arts. The second collection features works from artists such as Rico Lebrun, Salvador Dali, and Jacob Landau.
The central theme of the exhibit is biblical sacrifice. The art displayed depicts many old testament stories, such as Cain and Abel, and Ruth and Naomi, as well as some New Testament stories like the martyrdom of Stephen. These works are juxtaposed with images of more modern ideas, such as war and athletics. Many of the pieces also show the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross for the sins of humanity.
The gallery description says “these images underscore that at its most basic level, to sacrifice is to surrender something of value for the sake of the greater cause.”
The Marxhausen Gallery of Art is open daily from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekends.