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PUBLIC OPENING RECEPTION:
Sunday, October 6th 2019, 12-3pm
The Temple of Sirius is a sacred site of Black Divinity. Many deities have gathered here and present their forms to you as black bodies, sculpture, digital media, and the paper arts. The opening reception will include singing, poetry, and artistic bounty.
The Temple of Sirius is a sanctuary in honor of African astrological ancestry, our divine present, and the future we are crafting, all existing in one moment. This exhibition is a declaration, a war-cry, and a lullaby. Together these voices proclaim that their experience is divine. Their present existence is of their own creation; it is holy and infinite. This art is a particular form of self-love, an intimate awareness of a cosmic truth: They are creators. They come as black bodies, as expansive minds, as artists. They come as shapeshifters, prophets, oris, ether, and beasts, all holy in their own eyes of god. This exhibition is the second half to the performative work “Children of Sirius” that will took place at Vox Populi in June. This is not play but a place of pilgrimage for all people, but especially black people, with the intention of waking the divinity within the observer in this colorful and meditative place. Marginalization, trauma, and an engrained erasure is experienced as systems — and passed generationally, — but through collectivity within art and expression we can rewrite patterns and remember who we are. Each individual being’s experience is a direct manifestation of creation energy and therefore is never alone. Art, as the energy release of our universe, is never a solo process as we are unconsciously connected and influenced by each other, by other realities, by the earth, tangerines, the moon, trout, smog, woven fabric, skyscrapers, gnats, the list is infinite. The energy of each artist and artwork has found each other once again, and even your energy as observer has returned to us; welcome back to the Temple of Sirius.