“Altar: An elevated place or structure, as a mound or platform, at which religious rites are performed or on which sacrifices are offered to gods, ancestors, etc.
Altars were created as places to offer, interact, and worship with the unseen. Over years they have been adopted to almost every major religion, each paying homage to the beliefs and offering a sacred place to worship. As practices developed individuals took to creating their own hallowed places delving into the worlds of self, ancestry, nature, the muse, and the realm of spiritual creating a memorial to the sacred.
Using wall altars as inspiration ‘Altars as Art Forms’ explores the immersive aspect of creating a sacred space, a ritual room that once you enter becomes a portal into the magical world. This will be an immersive gallery and ritual experience. Audience will be allowed to interact with the altars leaving petitions and small offerings. There will be both indoor and outdoor altars as well as ambient video/music, tea, and spirits.
OPENING RECEPTION June 6th 7-10 p.m.
CLOSING RECEPTION June 20th 7-10 p.m.
TAYLOR MEAD · DARIA HLAZATOVA · GREG JAMIE · PHILLIP ENGLISH · K LENORE SINER · MELISSA DOWELL · GOTHIC HANGMAN · WES FREED · KAT MON DIEU · KAT TORONTO · WALTER SICKERT · MADELEINE LE DESPENCER · DAME DARCY · SAMANTHA LEVIN · ALLISON SOMMERS · SHERENE VISMAYA SCHOSTAK · JULIET ESCORIA · MEESHA GOLDBERG · LONESOME LIZ · STEVEN GLICK · ELLI STEFANIDI · RACHEL RABBIT WHITE
AUDIO VISUALS BY WPC
MUSIC BY JILL TRACY
CURATED BY KATELAN FOISY
SPIRITS WILL BE SERVED · FINE TEAS FROM MADAME ZUZUS & ORIGINAL SIN HARD CIDER”