Diocesan House has recently been transformed into an art gallery, Gallery 1055, featuring works that challenge and inform us spiritually. The newest installation is a remarkable rendering of the Stations of the Cross created by artist and priest Eliza Linley. Created for St. John’s, Oakland, Linley's stations do not use traditional symbols and imagery. Rather, they are a meditation on how Christ continues to be crucified among us today through injustice and oppression, poverty, war and imprisonment, and the punishment of death. These images combine silk painting with photomontage. They push a lyrical medium toward the edge of graphic realism, inviting us to see our world with eyes that seek justice and hearts rooted in compassion.
Visitors are welcome to visit Gallery 1055 (1055 Taylor Street, that is!), anytime between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.