Altar(er) Hex

Curated exhibition at The Temple in Denver, October 31, 2019 – January 3 , 2020 

Featuring works by Faith Wilding, Suchitra Mattai, Mary Grace Bernard, Xuna Eternal, Eileen Roscina Richardson, Wyatt Scott, Laura Beacom, Viviane Le Courtois, Andi Todaro, Tya Anthony, Todd Herman, Lesley Craig, Catherine Nelson & JJ Austin, Julio Alejandro in collaboration with Hexus Collective, and Michael Sperandeo.

(as Hexus Collective). The exhibition emphasizes the altar as a vehicle for ritual exchange between humans and the divine. By presenting contemporary altars as platforms of resistance, altar-makers illustrate 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 and the forced development of secretive practices. Thus, 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.

image documentation courtesy of Erynn McConnell

Press

RiNO Arts District, Westword

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