Leeds Church Institute are delighted to announce a permanent exhibition of artwork by Shaeron Caton Rose. The prints were made during Shaeron’s residency in a monastic community to represent their faith life and community. Using Albrecht Durer’s ‘Praying Hands’ sketched in the fifteenth century as her initial inspiration, she invited each of the brethren to sit with her whilst she drew their hands in a representation of their individual and yet communal prayer.
LCI have four of the total fourteen prints in their Leeds City offices. When exhibited together, the artworks create a sense that the community is sitting there praying with the viewer. As we emerge out of the pandemic environment they hold an added resonance, both with our experiences of isolation and of connection, and we welcome visitors to view these pieces. As the artist says, “Perhaps we now realise and recognise the value of true community in a way that we haven’t appreciated before.”