Altar(er) Hex is an exhibition curated by Hexus Collective, and opens at The Temple in Denver, CO, on October 31, 2019. The exhibition runs through January 3rd with open hours on Saturdays from 12-5pm at 2400 Curtis St.
The exhibition emphasizes the altar as a vehicle for ritual exchange between humans and the divine. By presenting contemporary altars as platforms of resistance, altar-makers illustrate the potential of the altar as a tool for reclaiming power and agency from mainstream institutions. The exhibition also reflects the banishment of magic and magic practitioners to the margins of society and the forced development of secretive practices. Thus, featured artists are presented with the opportunity to negate this secrecy, while also revealing the concept of alterity, or “otherness,” in their multiple interwoven identities.
This exhibition features collaborative piece "What grew in the garden before it was known" by Catherine Nelson (wall piece) and JJ Austin (sound piece).