Mirror Mirror

Exhibition, February 25 – March 20, 2021 at Union Hall

in collaboration with Genevieve Waller. In conjunction with Denver’s Month of Photography celebration in March 2021, Mirror Mirror presents an exhibition of photography, collage and film works by Román Anaya, Paula Gillen, Stacy J. Platt, Gabby Recny and Violet Kayaga, Emily Van Loan, and Lauren Winges. Referring to the well-known phrase of the evil stepmother in the Brothers Grimm version of Snow White, the exhibition title conjures ideas of representation, magic, power and narrative. The full phrase “Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest one of all?” is steeped in racial and gender politics, where the word “fair” is synonymous not only with beauty but implies the superiority of light skin and physical beauty as a woman’s highest achievement. With the works in this exhibition the curators counter and open up a dialogue about these embedded values.

Artists: Román Anaya, Paula Gillen, Stacy J. Platt, Gabby Recny and Violet Kayaga, Emily Van Loan, and Lauren Winges.

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