October 31, 2019 – January 3, 2020
This exhibition emphasizes the altar as a vehicle for ritual exchange between humans and the divine. Altar-makers present their work as platforms of resistance, illustrating the potential of the altar as a tool for reclaiming power and agency from mainstream institutions. The exhibition also reflects the banishment of magic and magic practitioners to the margins of society, resulting in the forced development of secretive practices. Featured artists are presented with the opportunity to negate this secrecy, while also revealing the concept of alterity, or “otherness,” in their multiple interwoven identities.
Artists: Tya Anthony, Laura Beacom, Mary Grace Bernard, Lesley Craig, Julio Alejandro and Xuna Eternal, Todd Herman, Viviane Le Courtois, Suchitra Mattai, Catherine Nelson and JJ Austin, Wyatt Scott, Micheal Sperandeo, Andi Todaro, Frankie Toan, Eileen Roscina Richardon, and Faith Wilding.
Images (c) Erynn McConnell
Featured Image: Reliquary Altar, Mary Grace Bernard, 2019