Some kind of glory
Thekla, Greek for “God’s glory,” was the name of a first-century saint. The unusual moniker also belongs to Bay Area artist Thekla Hammond, who has been exhibiting work since the ’70s. Her abstract paintings luminesce from the canvas. Whether they are primarily red, gold or gray, delicate wafts of hues convect from the layers beneath—in kind of a glorious way, actually—in her most recent series, Holding It Lightly.