Prayer Closet by Joseph Flynn
6:00 – 8:00
Prayer Closet, an artists’ project from Joseph Flynn, takes the form of the old CATHOLIC DIGEST magazine. As such, it views devotional activity with obsessive interest. In the confines of a cubicle, a convent, a car, prayers of doubt and faith emerge. The source material includes Christian religious pamphlets, images, and other found printed items which Flynn has obsessively collected. Apostates and believers share space in Prayer Closet, which is largely montage. Vintage spiritual writing is combined with latter-day editing, cartoons, and Flynn’s own writing. The book is the (spiritual) descendant of the ‘zine World Without End.
Flynn will provide anecdotes and ephemera related to the project.