Works by Frs. Venker and Pham featured in San Francisco show
Several works by Fine Arts faculty Josef Venker, S.J., and Trung Pham, S.J., are featured in an exhibit now being shown in San Francisco. Titled "Spiritual Practices: Meditations on Faith," the exhibit is being held at the Manresa Gallery, which is part of St. Ignatius Church.
Father Venker's work features assemblages from his series "Artifacts of Faith," including "Apple of Paradise," left; Father Pham's work includes six paintings from his series "Mother's Love." Both SU Jesuits were in San Francisco for the opening reception in February, which included a discussion by the artists.
On display through May 12, the exhibit also includes pieces by Arturo Araujo, S.J., a 2006 graduate of SU, and Thomas Lucas, S.J., both of whom are faculty members in the Department of Art + Architecture at the University of San Francisco. Father Araujo is co-curator of the exhibit.
A forthcoming catalogue of the show will include a critical essay, titled "The Recomposition of Place: Theological Reflections on Spiritual Practices," written by British Jesuit Father James Hanvey, who currently holds the LoSchiavo Chair in Catholic Studies and Social Thought at the University of San Francisco.