The Spiritual Quest: art exhibit and theological observations by Very Rev. Lester Bundy on display in the O’Sullivan Art Gallery

Hannah BreeceJune 11, 2013

(DENVER) -- The O’Sullivan Art Gallery will be featuring the Very Rev. Lester M. Bundy’s body of work, The Spiritual Quest, as part of the gallery’s Heritage series, from June 11 to July 21.  An opening reception is from 5-8 p.m. June 28.

Bundy, professor emeritus in the Regis University Department of Religious Studies, hopes to “bring together strands of religious and philosophical thought that are not normally in juxtaposition” in a way that both respects the individual religions and also accentuates their commonalities, particularly as they interact with nature and answer questions about the meaning of life.  Bundy incorporates elements of abstract expressionism into the background of the paintings in order to communicate “an assumption that the normal ways of looking at things are hereby suspended.”  The title of the exhibit is representative of the “search for meaning and fulfillment in life” that composes the foundations of many religious traditions.

Bundy, an Orthodox Christian Archpriest, spent 35 years as a full-time faculty member at Regis University, retiring in 2006.  He holds a B.F.A. from the University of Denver, an M.A. in Education from the University of Northern Colorado, an Ed.D. in Language Theory and Education from the University of Northern Colorado, ordination as an Episcopalian priest at the Episcopal School of Theological Studies in Denver, and an M.Phil in Historical Theology from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.  Bundy’s studies have included semantic and symbolic interpretation and textual analysis, and he has also worked extensively in ecclesiastical history and theology.

The O’Sullivan Art Gallery hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursdays 2 to 8 p.m.  There will be additional gallery hours during the Regis University Alumni Weekend on Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Robert St. John, gallery and studio manager, at 303-964-3634 or