Los Angeles-based artist Kristin Bedford will show Be Still, a one-person exhibition of photographs at the Brehm Center at Fuller Theological Seminary from Feb. 2 to Mar. 22, 2016.
Over the course of ten months in 2012, Kristin Bedford photographed the congregation of a small African American storefront church in Durham, NC. Images of African American worship have been often characterized by a feverish, ecstatic energy. In Be Still, Bedford offers an alternate vision of worship, one filled with moments of devotional solitude and contemplative silence. The ten large-scale photographs featured in Be Still offer glimpses into the nuanced nature of stillness and faith.
Bedford has recently been featured in The New York Times, Esquire, The Huffington Post, and Slate, interviewed for NPR’s Which Way L.A, and presented at Pop-Up Magazine. Bedford’s work is part of the permanent collection at the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University, and it is also included in numerous private collections.
The exhibition will be on view at the Brehm Center Gallery at the David Allan Hubbard Library, inside Fuller Theological Seminary, which is located at 135 N. Oakland Avenue in Pasadena 91182. It will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday, free of charge.
An artist opening reception will be held February 13 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., open to the public.
Photo: “Nyema,” by Kristin Bedford / used with permission