Guy Cornell

 

 

 

 

 

Neither Confirmed nor Denied: MFA 2015

SUArt Galleries

April 2 – May 10, 2015

 

Artist Statement

Deliverance: Transitional Episodes

The Viewer enters this exhibit, surrounded by a body of work unfolding before her, wrapping around her, each piece offering an impression.  As a whole, this body of work functions as a visual hermeneutics of deliverance.

Titles, from the English Standard Version Bible:

  1. Romans 7:21-25So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.
  2. 2 Corinthians 10:5We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,
  3. Ephesians 3:17-20So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
  4. Psalm 23:1-6A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …
  5. Philippians 2:7-8But made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
  6. Ezekiel 37:1-14The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold, they were very dry. And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. …