Divine Hybrids: Syncretic Visions of Sexuality and the Sacred Claudia Dominguez, Gabriela Jiménez, Diane Kahlo, Robert Morgan, and Ebony Patterson

Feb. 25- Mar. 22, 2013
By appointment only the week of March 11

Divine Hybrids feature contemporary mixed-media art in which figuration emerges in an also 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 yet other traditions, the three-dimensional art of Mexican, North Carolina-based Claudia Dominguez, Columbian artist Gabriela Jiménez, Jamaican-born Ebony Patterson, alongside Lexington artists Diane Kahlo, and Bob Morgan, contemplates life within a sexualized realm of the sacred.

On the curator: 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.

Special Events

  • Opening reception for the Artists—Thur., Feb. 28, 5-8 p.m., in the Morlan
  • CURATOR’S TALK: Fernanda Negrete—Mon., Mar. 4, 4:30 p.m., in the Morlan Gallery
  • ART TALK: Claudia Dominguez—Tues., Mar. 19, 12:30-1:15 p.m., in the Morlan Gallery