Art Exhibition—Divine Hybrids: Syncretic Visions of Sexuality and the Sacred


“Divine Hybrids: Syncretic Visions of Sexuality and the Sacred,” an exhibition featuring the work of Claudia Domínguez, Gabriela Jiménez, Diane Kahlo, Robert Morgan, and Ebony G. Patterson, will be on view February 25 – March 22, 2013 at the Morlan Gallery. There will be an opening reception for the artists on Thursday, February 28, from 5:00-8:00pm. The gallery is located at 300 North Broadway in Lexington, Kentucky.

Description: Curated by Fernanda Negrete, Divine Hybrids features contemporary mixed-media art that contemplates life within a sexualized realm of the sacred, where figuration emerges in mixed imagery, taking after syncretic religions and mythologies born from historically decisive multicultural encounters. From emblematic figures of mestizaje, to deities that embody combinations of Haitian voodoo with Hindu, Mayan, Catholic, and other traditions, this exhibition features the work of the three-dimensional art of Mexican, North Carolina-based Claudia Domínguez, Columbian artist Gabriela Jiménez, Jamaican-born Ebony G. Patterson, alongside Lexington artists Diane Kahlo and Robert Morgan.

Note: This exhibition is open the week of March 11 by appointment only. Please call the gallery director, Andrea Fisher at (859) 233-8142 to make arrangements 24 hours prior to viewing.

There will also be talk related to the exhibition entitled “Curator’s Perspective with Fernanda Negrete” on Monday, March 4, 4:30-5:30pm.

Fernanda Negrete (born in Mexico City) recently moved to Lexington, where she works on aesthetics and contemporary literature and art. Fernanda curated a series of exhibits with artists from Colombia, Haiti, Mexico, and the United States as the 2010-11 Art Fellow at the Graduate & Professional Center (“The Big Red Barn”) at Cornell University, where she received her Ph.D. in Romance Studies in January 2012. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor of French at Miami University of Ohio.

[Many thanks to Kavita Singh for bringing this item to our attention.]

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Image above: “Wallpaper” by Gabriela Jiménez.

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