No Fate But What We Make


No Fate But What We Make
February 21 - March 29, 2014
Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College

Gallery Talk
Thursday, February 21 at 6:00 in Clough-Hanson Gallery
Opening reception
Friday, February 21 from 6-8 pm at Clough-Hanson Gallery

No Fate But What We Make gathers objects that manifest the uncommon spiritualties of their makers. Some of these objects are tools, some are spells, some are vessels. Some are totems, charms, conduits, or offerings. Some are social objects, and some are so specific, encoded, or personal that they may only be used devotionally by their maker (although their residue certainly finds more generous applications). Many are rooted in the rejection or reconfiguration of known religious forms; catechisms make rich compost. All acknowledge a greater power (though they define it differently) and desire communion with it. This is art as physical magic, even more so than it usually is.

Artists include Elijah Burgher, Jesse Butcher, Matt Morris, Gordon Hall, Soo Shin, Ivan Lozano, Edie Fake, and Mark Pilgrim. A reading and meditation room designed by Corkey Sinks features zines, images, reference materials and a soundscape by artists and writers including AA Bronson, Leigh Luna, and Gregory Foster. In addition, Sr. Soami deLux of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence has curated a mini-exhibition of work that appeared originally in RFD, a country journal celebrating queer diversity.

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