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Divine Hybrids: Syncretic Visions of Sexuality & the Sacred

February 25 - March 22, 2013
 Gabriela Jimenez, Wallpaper Design #3 (right and left panels are details), 2010, inkjet, 96"x13'
featuring the work of
Claudia Dominguez, Gabriela Jiménez, Diane Kahlo, Robert Morgan, and Ebony G. Patterson

Opening reception for the artists: Thur., Feb. 28, 5-8 p.m.

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 Dominguez, Columbian artist Gabriela Jiménez, Jamaican-born Ebony G. Patterson, alongside Lexington artists Diane Kahlo, and Robert Morgan.

Exhibition curated by Fernanda Negrete.

PLEASE NOTE: This exhibition is open the week of March 11 by appointment only. Call the gallery director, Andrea Fisher at 233-8142 to make arrangements 24 hours prior to viewing. Thank you!



Special Events

Curator's Perspective with Fernanda Negrete
Mon., Mar. 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Morlan Gallery

Born in Mexico City, Fernanda Negrete 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”) in 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.

Women Mending Women presented by Claudia Dominguez

Tues., Mar. 19, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Morlan Gallery

Claudia Dominguez, born in Mexico City, has lived in the United States since 2000. She holds a Degree in Art and Design with an emphasis on fibers from North Carolina State University. Her undergraduate work was in Sculpture at the University of San Diego. Claudia has lived in Florence, Italy where she apprenticed under artist Roberto Lastrucci and learned the ancient art of Florentine mosaics. Claudia teaches art at Costal Carolina University.


For more information contact Andrea Fisher, director of the Morlan Gallery
300 North Broadway Lexington, KY 40508 USA (859) 233-8142

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