inner sanctum meditations

Charles Heppner ,  share without recompense , 2017, cigar box, archival ink jet print, paper, wood, screws, gesso, 7 x 7 x 7 inches

Charles Heppner, share without recompense, 2017, cigar box, archival ink jet print, paper, wood, screws, gesso, 7 x 7 x 7 inches

Artist: Charles Heppner
Curator: Heather Zises
Location: The Cluster Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Dates: September 2 - 30, 2017
Artist Talk: September 16, 4-6pm

inner sanctum meditations offers a personal glimpse into an ongoing series of three-dimensional works, known as Sanctum Boxes, by Charles Heppner. Each of the Sanctum Boxes, which are built out of cigar boxes and inlaid with symbolic contents, examine iconography that center around issues of peace and social justice. Inspired by the meditation practice during the Catholic Lenten season of the Stations of the Cross, the Sanctum Boxes focus on themes such as self-reflection, compassion and gratitude. Viewed as self-actualization pieces, each work is a meditation on personal growth.