Contemporary Art comes to Christ Church
NEW ARTWORKS GIFTED TO CHRIST CHURCH
Two contemporary artworks, PALE MALE and NAIL THIS by artist Roz Dimon have been gifted to Christ Episcopal Church by Lyn and E.T. WIlliams, prominent art collectors who are members and long-time supporters of Christ Episcopal Church. The artworks are given in memory of E.T.'s sister, JoAnne Williams Carter, also a revered member of the church and community. After they purchased the art from the artist, Dimon kept the gift going and gave half the proceeds back to the church as a donation. READ MORE in the front page of The Sag Harbor Express.
PALE MALE: A Pilgrimage and NAIL THIS
ABOUT THE ARTWORKS
Permanently installed on either side of the large Tiffany glass window located in the back of the sanctuary, these works have been described as "contemporary icons" and, due to their backlit light, represent a new form of stained-glass window that invites all to immerse into their digitally-created, multi-layered stories. Bring your smart devices! [iPhone, Android, or iPad]
PALE MALE, has one edition in the permanent collection of the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City. It has also been recently published in an essay about ART & 9/11 written by art historian, Gail Levin, as part of a larger book PAST & FUTURE OF CITY alongside artists Gerhard Richter, Eric Fischl and Naoto Nakagawa.
Dimon, former Art Communications Director for St. Bart's in New York City, created PALE MALE out of the detritus of 9/11, after having worked at The World Trade Center Complex for over ten years as a creative media director for such corporate giants as The Wall Street Journal Online, and Deloitte. PALE MALE is about "finding home when all is lost." You may experience the layers of the artwork here online via an audio/visual story.
“What influenced us most in choosing PALE MALE for the 9/11 Memorial Museum was its message of hope. That, combined with Roz Dimon’s personal connections to lower Manhattan and the beauty, layered imagery and technological innovation embedded in the artwork, convinced us we must acquire it for our permanent collection.”
Jan S. Ramirez, Chief Curator & Executive Vice President of Collections
Amy Weinstein, Senior Curator of Oral History & Vice President of Collections
NAIL THIS was created while Dimon was working as Director of Arts and Communications at St. Bart's with The Rev. Bill Tully and The Rev. Buddy Stallings (2008-2013). The church initially hung it in the narthex for over ten years and still has it on display within their permanent collection. It is based on an Interfaith Mandela that reaches out from a Jesus-centric center to all the world in "love, peace, justice." You may experience the layers of the artwork here online.
Long Islanders may recognize Dimon’s work from having seen her art on permanent view nearby at The Children’s Museum, East End and at The Havens House Museum at The Shelter Island Historical Society. 27East Newspapers recently featured her work for their coverage of The 20th Anniversary of 9/11.
Experience more of Dimon's interactive works here.