Mirror Mirror

Curated exhibition at Union Hall in Denver, February 25 – March 20, 2021

Featuring works by Román Anaya, Paula Gillen, Stacy J. Platt, Gabby Recny, Violet Kayago, Emily Van Loan, and Lauren Winges.

(in collaboration with Genevieve Waller). Mirror Mirror presents an exhibition of photography, collage, and film works. 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.

image documentation courtesy of Union Hall

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Curatorial talk

Press

Southwest Contemporary, 303 Magazine, Westword

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