Ayla Dmyterko, Vinok III, 2018. Action-led work, 35mm documentation.
Ritual & Lore
May 1 - June 24, 2020
Ayla Dmyterko, Blair Fornwald & Brette Gabel (with Lesia Matheson), Audie Murray, Zoë Schneider
curated by Jess Richter
In the Western world, there is a rise of interest in traditional modes of knowledge, ranging from pre-colonial traditions, rituals from the “Old World” witchcraft, paganism, and other (often) pre-Christian rituals. These give people a sense of place in the world and assist in reclaiming identity or culture. Things once dismissed as antiquated, mere stories, and pagan traditions are being given new life by new practitioners as well as elders passing on their knowledge. The artists in Ritual & Lore explore the place of tradition and folk knowledge in their daily lives and identities, incorporating rituals, craft, and stories into their creative practices.
Opening reception with curator-led exhibition walk-through: Friday, May 1, 7 PM