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Burlington City Arts

Transcendent: Spirituality in Contemporary Art

October 18, 2019 - February 8, 2020

Opening Reception: Friday, October 25, 2019, 5 - 7 p.m.

Transcendent presents a selection of artists who explore or evoke themes of spirituality through their work. Challenging the unspoken taboo of representing the divine or faith in contemporary art, Transcendent aims to connect art and creative practice with the meditative or the sacred. Drawing from diverse traditions, the works in this exhibition reflect on questions of human nature, cultural identity, and sanctity in everyday life. Through a variety of approaches these artists seek a greater purpose in their work and a way to connect with the world. Featuring nationally and internationally recognized artists, Transcendent includes works by Anila Quayyum Agha, Leonardo Benzant, Maïmouna Guerresi, Shahzia Sikander, Sandy Sokoloff, Shelley Warren, and Zarina. 

BCA Exhibitions are funded in part by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Vermont Arts Council.

Take a 3D virtual tour of the Gallery.

Please note: Transcendent will be closed Thursday, January 2.

image: Shelly Warren, When Pandit Hats Speak, 2019 (video still)