The exhibition „Seven Feelings According Job Book“ was displayed in the Vilnius Church of Blessed Jurgis Matulaitis from the 10th of April, 2011 till to the 20th of June, 2011 – for one month longer than it had been planned. I suppose my work wasn‘t a difficult commonality for those high church walls.
To exhibit abstract paintings in a Church was a huge honour and a challenge: will this art find its own place in a sacred environment, will it be understood, and will it say anything to an audience….
This time, the group of paintings was welcomed by the Vilnius Church of Blessed Jurgis Matulaitis.
This church is one of the first sacred places that were built after the restoration of our independence. It was built according to the project prepared by the architects: G. Aperavičius, V. Balčiūnas, G. Baravykas, R. Krištopavičius.
The exhibition was held in the balcony of the Church.
An amazing space: high, monumental, softly grey walls, lots of light and atmosphere filled with calmness and concentration. It can‘t get better than this. (Maybe it can).
After the mass, the balcony was full of different people: old and young, Lithuanian and Polish. Maybe a part of this audience has never been to a gallery or, in general, never got close to painting and modern art.
It was a powerful experience. I sat there silently and cried. There was no other way I could do that.
As ill luck would have it, I forgot my photo camera. However, the memory- stayed.
These are some of the photos just before closing the exhibition.