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still small voice:                                                   Fearful Importings:

British Biblical Art in a Secular Age              William Kurelek and the Moral                                                                                              Imagination

On December 6, 2021, the Ahmanson Gallery opened dual shows in two galleries. The first, still small voice: British Biblical Art in a Secular Age (1850-2014) was last shown at The Wilson in Cheltenham, England in 2015.  The exhibition included work from some of England premier artists such as Stanley Spencer, Eric Gill, Barbara Hepworth, and Henry Moore.

The Ahmanson Gallery also featured Fearful Importings: William Kurelek and the Moral Imagination. Kurelek was one of Canada's best-loved and most prolific artists, known for depictions of domestic life, Canada's ethnic heritage, and his Christian faith. Although often whimsical, Kurelek's paintings convey messages of his deeply felt moral convictions.

Angels of the Apocalypse, 1949, Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches
Angels of the Apocalypse, 1949, Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches

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The Sacred Heart, 1935-1936 Raised on another stone block and inscribed "miserebitur / secundum. mul
The Sacred Heart, 1935-1936 Raised on another stone block and inscribed "miserebitur / secundum. mul

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Body of Christ (red background), 2008, Oil on canvas 12 x 10 inches
Body of Christ (red background), 2008, Oil on canvas 12 x 10 inches

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Angels of the Apocalypse, 1949, Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches
Angels of the Apocalypse, 1949, Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches

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The Sheet, 1963, Oil and mixed media on masonite 17 x 21 inches
The Sheet, 1963, Oil and mixed media on masonite 17 x 21 inches

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Farm Boy's Dream of Heaven, 1963 Mixed media on panel 19.25" x 27.5"
Farm Boy's Dream of Heaven, 1963 Mixed media on panel 19.25" x 27.5"

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Cows in a Downpour (Big Lonely series), 1977, Mixed media on panel 12 x 20 inches
Cows in a Downpour (Big Lonely series), 1977, Mixed media on panel 12 x 20 inches

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The Sheet, 1963, Oil and mixed media on masonite 17 x 21 inches
The Sheet, 1963, Oil and mixed media on masonite 17 x 21 inches

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