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Hope Chapel hosts paintings by artist Thekla Kampelmann

Chapel Friday 9 October 2015

Work by the artist Thekla Kampelmann has gone on display in the Chapel at Hope Park.

The Hidden and the Revealed is a cycle of eleven groups of mixed media paintings and objects, which feature the coat or cloak as symbolic of destiny and something that can both hide and reveal identity.

Kampelmann seeks to explore traditional symbols and connect them with the challenges of life in our modern world. Key to her exploration, are the ideas of the German theologian H. Küng and the Jewish Rabbi Friedrich Weinreb.

The work cycle provides a contemplative progress through ancient and modern theological narratives encountering ideas of time, knowledge and the academic gown. The coat, “Addereth” in Hebrew, standing for that which can be received or passed on as a gift, of the humanly possible and the hidden revealed.

Susan Beck, University Art Curator, said: “Thekla gave a most interesting Foundation Hour talk in 2014, and we are delighted that through her connection to Hope she returns with this internationally exhibited work series.”

The exhibit will be on display until Thursday 19th November 2015 and is open to all. 

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