On June 26, 2015, President Barack Obama sang Amazing Grace before a stunned congregation.
Years later, he explained that in that moment, at yet another eulogy for a victim of gun violence, words failed him; they no longer seemed enough.
At a loss, the gifted orator reached for music, and it delivered. As the simple, centuries-old strains of Amazing Grace filled the church, they first invoked and then delivered grace to the grieving.
The ability of art to deliver grace is an ancient truth.
In this section of Grace, six artists share their art, and in doing so unveil their experiences of grace. And just as the word carries so many nuances of meaning, so the concept weaves through the artists’ practices in varied ways, each bringing another shade of grace to light.