I was invited by Sarah Rockett to participate in The Nkisi Project, which will be exhibited in Ingrained at Ice Cube Gallery. The project is a large scale collaborative installation that manifests the ties of our creative community.
Opening reception: Friday, December 12, 6-9 pm
Exhibition runs: December 12-20
Gallery hours: Thursdays 12-5, Fridays 12-9, Saturdays 12-5
Ice Cube Gallery
3320 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205
Here is some more about the project:
"This collaborative installation uses African Nkisi Nkondi statues as a point of departure. The Nkisi statues record actions and resolutions, and can act as a guardian or avenger of the community when activated by a spiritual specialist with insertions (often nails, pegs, or blades). The idea of recording community involvement and manifesting change is the main inspiration taken from Nkisi. By creating our own power figure installation, our community, its hopes and actions, are manifested via the insertion of individually made ritual objects. The main structure of the installation, built from wood and cinderblocks, houses a mass of objects made by over 30 different artists. Artists were asked to create a form(s) that is representative of their perspective communities. It is our hope that The Nkisi Project continues to grow, evolve, and travel as a means for manifesting and connecting many creative communities." (text by Sarah Rockett, organizer of the project).
Artists Participating in the Nkisi Project:
Lauri Lynnxe Murphy