Graduate Theological Union
Art Exhibit by Paul Roorda
Doug Adams Gallery (inside the Badè Museum of Biblical Archeology), Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley
A curated collection of pieces from Paul Roorda’s The End of the Book and Slate Requiem series will be displayed in the Doug Adams Gallery. Both series use repurposed religious materials, aged and damaged sacred texts and slate tiles from an aged and leaking church to explore the connections between age-old rituals and the re- evaluation of dearly held convictions. Roorda uses deeply symbolic materials such as gold leaf, blood, ashes, beeswax and smoke to help create works that echo the reverence of sacred icons while examining the erosion of traditional beliefs.