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SPRING, 2014
February 6 - May 23, 2014

Paul Roorda
This solo exhibition features artist Paul Roorda.

February 6, 2014, 5pm - 7pm.
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Jane Dillenberger and Peter Selz
visiting the Gallery, August 2010.

NEW! The Foyer Gallery, adjacent to the Doug Adams Gallery and Badè Museum, was conceived as a space for collaborative curatorial projects involving museum staff and creative partners from the GTU community.

From Our Guest Book:
"I had the opportunity to tour the CARE gallery space as part of a summer GTU class. The event was educational and inspirational. My father was a professional artist so I grew in art museums. The experience at the CARE gallery was educational, intimate and organic. The educational component grew out of the interaction with you, my fellow students and the displayed artwork. Thank you for your time and your excellent and insightful leadership of a wonderful program."
Dr. Lawrence Vilardo

"As a Minister in training at PSR, the museum and gallery has been a major part of my life here. I enjoy stopping by periodically and having conversations with the artwork being presented. As a visual artist, I love re-exploring what a piece of art has "said"....what it is "saying" today ... and imagine what it "will say" in the future. I encounter the Divine every time I visit. Thank you for taking the time with us this morning."
Greg Davis 3rd year, MDIV student PSR

"Many thanks for the tour of the gallery this morning. I found Carin's insights and exercises to be helpful resources for both the class curriculum and my larger desire to evaluate and implement visual arts in my rabbinate. How fortunate PSR is to have this resource for its emerging clergy and the community."
Daniel A. Weiner Rabbi Temple De Hirsch Sinai Seattle

"It made me reflect about how perspective (artist vs. archeologist) affects the way we view the world, and reminds me to take time to see the world as art."
Matt Zarro
The Doug Adams Gallery at the Badè Museum

Welcome to the Doug Adams Gallery at the Badè Museum. The visual and material culture on view in this gallery support the GTU curriculum and showcase this space as an integral teaching and learning resource.

Doug Adams Gallery at the Badè Museum is located at the Pacific School of Religion.
1798 Scenic Avenue, main level of the Holbrook Building. View Map >

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Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

SPRING, 2014
Paul Roorda

OPENING RECEPTION: February 6, 2014, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in the Doug Adams Gallery.Includes refreshments and live jazz!

About the Exhibition:

In Icon & Artifact, Paul Roorda uses ashes, gold leaf, historical materials, and discarded Bibles to express a neo-liturgical approach to Christian art and ritual. Through his creative process, Roorda gives us works of arresting beauty, imbued with meaning.

The 17 pieces in this exhibition are grouped in three categories: In Slate Requiem, Roorda makes use of slate tiles from an old church roof to examine the tension between faith and knowledge, referencing historical icons for a new time; rusty nails and beeswax create meaning in Encaustic Drawings; and, in The End of the Book, Roorda considers devotion and loss through the transformation of damaged and discarded Bibles into new ceremonial vessels, reliquaries, and icons.

About the Artist:

Paul Roorda lives in Waterloo, Ontario and makes art using discarded books, vintage medical objects, and found materials. His work investigates changing belief systems, the construction of knowledge, and the practice of ritual in religion, science, medicine, and environmentalism.

In Canada, Roorda has exhibited extensively, including shows at the Toronto School of Theology, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, the Institute for Christian Studies, Redeemer University Art Gallery, and Wilfrid Laurier University. In the U.S., Roorda has exhibited at the Dadian Gallery at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. The Doug Adams Gallery is proud to present his inaugural California show. Roorda will introduce new works in a solo exhibition in Hilsbach, Germany in July.

Roorda has been awarded grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts, in addition to becoming a finalist for Australia’s Blake Prize for religious art. His work is found in numerous collections, including the Donovan Collection at the University of Toronto. Roorda has served on the City of Kitchener Public Art Working Group as well as the board of CAFKA, the Contemporary Art Forum of Kitchener and Area. He was the Artist in Residence for the City of Kitchener, and the subject of an episode of “The Artist’s Life,” which aired on Bravo! TV.

Summer 2014
June 10- August 29, 2014
"Mining the Collection: Evidence of Life"
Guest Artist: Marianne Lettieri

Using mixed media constructions, created with common artifacts of domesticity and manual labor, Marianne Lettieri's work will impress upon viewers how much we have in common with the potter who left her thumbprint in a clay vessel 2,000 years ago, and the scribe who recorded an inventory of sheep by repeatedly pressing a stick into a tablet. Lettieri's work encourages us to view the objects on display not as static material, but rather as objects that are shaped by culturally valued practices, that convey aspects of individual identity, and that continue to play a formative, interactive role with the modern audience.

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