Holey and Sacred

Featuring Casey Nordine and Micah Tweeten

Date Friday, January 24
through Thursday, January 30, 2014
Location Johnson Gallery

Event Description

About the Show

This exhibit investigates modern Christianity's relationship between moral convictions and monetary influence. Nordine's display of used Bibles illuminates the text's history as well as the unknown history of each Bible as an object. Manipulated scripture in Tweeten's work of inkjet prints on vinyl, explores the relationship between a 2000 year old religion and our increasingly consumptive culture.

About the Artists

Casey Nordine is a senior art major at Bethel University. Growing up in an evangelical Christian home and living in America his entire life, he is interested in exploring and questioning the ideas and beliefs that have stemmed from each of these environments. More specficallly his is interested in the beliefs and perceptions that have resulted from the mutation of the two groups into one entitiy, American Christianity.

Born in 1993, Micah Tweeten is a graphic designer and photographer f rom Cambridge, MN. Micah has been selected as part of group shows such as Expressions of Hope at the Vine Arts Center and We//Here//Now at the Quarter Gallery at the University of Minnesota. Micah's work can be found in a variety of private collections throughout the Midwest. Beginning his sophomore year, he became interested in perceptions and the idea that specific images can create, change, or reinforce perceptions that have been predetermiend by an audience. He often uses sarcasm and humor to illustrate an idea to generate further understanding by the audience.

Show Events

Friday, January 24, 6 p.m.
Opening Reception
Johnson Gallery, CC, Level 2

Questions?

Michelle Westmark
Gallery Director and Associate Professor of Art
651.638.6527
m-westmark@bethel.edu