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Curator's Introduction

Simon 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.

Artist Information

Simon 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.

Station  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
(These are eight stations to be viewed as a complete set in themselves excluding the following six of the full fourteen stations: 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, and 13)



Noyes CapehartJohn MoodyBarbara Desrosiers
Erin McGee Ferrell
 Simon Carr | Victor Challenor
The Church of the Advent, Spartenburg, SC

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