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An interactive visual art exhibition at Duke Chapel invites viewers to consider complicated truths in life for which there are no easy solutions. Presented by the Chapel and the Everything Happens Project, Reliquary of Complicated Truths by multidisciplinary artist Lanecia Rouse Tinsley is an installation created from discarded wood, paper, and other material that invites viewers to place within the cracks of the work their response to the prompt “In my life, there is no cure for....”
The exhibition can be viewed until March 1 between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. daily, except during services and events as indicated on the Chapel website. Face masks must be worn inside the Chapel at all times.
The commissioned exhibition takes its inspiration from a scene in a book by Duke Divinity School Professor Kate Bowler.
In addition to discarded wood and paper, the installation is created from plaster, gold leaf, cheese cloth, and thread. Accompanying the main installation is a series of collages on wood that reflect upon insights shared on Professor Bowler’s website.
Tinsley and Professor Bowler will hold a public conversation about themes in the exhibition on Thursday, February 24, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in Duke Chapel. The discussion will be followed by a service of Choral Vespers at 7:00 p.m., which comprises hymns, prayers, and music of the Renaissance and early Baroque periods.