Testing the Buoyancy of Wisdom in the Face of Rising Waters (Detail) - Mixed media.
Tally - Slate tiles from leaking church roof.
all by Paul Roorda, copyright
Paul Roorda Communion of the Faint: Confessions and Complications
a solo exhibition of new and recent work. at Redeemer University Art Gallery777 Garner Road East, Ancaster, Ontario.February 6 to March 22, 2010. Opening Reception: Saturday, February 6, 7:30 to 9:30 pm.Gallery Open: Monday to Saturday, 9:00 to midnight.Website: www.paulroorda.com Anxiously, we push forward in a search for understanding. Doubt is sewn into each certainty; complexity dissolves each simple truth. Everything is becoming something else. Each object transforms itself before our eyes as we turn it in our hands. Each idea resists permanence, just as it resists becoming obsolete.And each confession needs repeating, or forgetting.We dread and marvel at the shifting ground beneath our feetand search for a fixed point in an empty sky as we try to regain our balance. There is loss. There is bleeding. There is rain. There is fire. And there is also gold.What has been saved is abandoned. And what is discarded is reclaimed and transformed.