Carr's eight Stations are installed in the Church of St.
Luke in the Fields in New York City. Though these works
are impressionistic in style, they also reflect psychological
insights. If the eyes are the portal to the soul, these
are soulful representations of Jesus at his time of passion
and death. These works attempt to capture a range of emotions
with which we as fellow humans can identify. The specific
visual narrative is dispensed with as we encounter Jesus
at his time of trial and pain. In a world today in which
so much is impersonal, so much is sanitized, so much is
presented in perfected sound bites, we yearn for a close
relationship with a personal God. Simon presents Jesus
as a very human man, someone we feel we could come to know
as friend. Here we also find a doorway to meditation, a
doorway which can lead us into a personal relationship
with a very human God.
Carr is a painter, living and working in New York City.
In the last ten years his work has focused on large scale
narrative painting based on themes from Scripture. He
has exhibited extensively in New York and received commissions
in New York and Ohio. More of his work can be seen on
his website: simoncarr.net.
The “Stations of the Cross” series exhibited
here were commissioned by the Church of St. Like in the
Fields, in New York City.