Exhibition – ALTAR: Prayer, Ritual, Offering
WhenFriday, Nov 15 – Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019
Campus locationArt Building (ART)
Campus roomJacob Lawrence Gallery
Event typesExhibits

Closing reception + "Celebration of Life": Friday, November 22, 6:30–8:30pm

NOTE: exhibition extended through Wednesday, November 27.

Jacob Lawrence Gallery hours are Tuesday–Friday, 10am–5pm, and Saturday, 1–5pm.

MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora presents ALTAR: Prayer, Ritual, Offering.

The visual association of altars are often akin to spiritual pedestals, sites where rituals are enacted, places of sacrificial endowment. Altars are often erected to pay homage to an ancestor or to honor (a) God or a saint. This exhibition takes the altar out of its religious context and interrogates photography as a practice containing the same attributes as altars. The images presented in this exhibition examine several traditions that have originated in and/or are practiced on the African continent and throughout the world.

Deborah Jack, Di-Andre Caprice Davis, Jamila Clarke, Maureen Douabou, Marilù Mapengo Namoda, Petrona Morrison, Tiffany Smith, Valda Nogueira

Berette Macaulay, Delphine Fawundu, Laylah Barrayn

Printed: Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 3:42 AM PDT