MUSEO DE LAS AMERICAS
February 16 – July 1, 2007
ARTIST LIST: Charles M. Carrillo (NM), Marie Romero Cash (NM), Alex Chavez (NM), Gloria Lopez Cordova (NM), James M. Cordova (NM), Lawrence Cordova (NM), Flavia da Rin (ARG), Meggan Deanza (CO), Monica Dower (MEX), Teresa Duran (CO), José Raul Esquibel (CO), Martha Varoz Ewing (NM), Roxanne Shaw Galindo (CO), Goldie Garcia-Star (NM), Gustavo Victor Goler (NM), Roberto Gonzales (NM), Grupo Mondongo (ARG), Nicholas Herrera (NM), Estela Izuel (ARG), Sylvia Martinez Johnson (NM), Cristina Kahlo (MEX), Judy, Varoz Long (NM), Felix Lopez (NM), Mario Prieto Lopez (CO), Marion C. Martinez (NM), Ronald Miera (CO), Christina Miller (NM), Judy Miranda (CO), Carolina Rodríguez (COL), Carlos Santisteven (CO), Catherine Robles Shaw (CO), Jerry Vigil (CO)
Altar Girls examined women’s complicated attributes of sanctity and strength viewed from historic legends and traditional media to post-modern insights and materials. The juxtaposition of women saints with contemporary views of coming-of-age girls conveyed the fundamental female aspects of purity and courage. Whether they are women of the heavens or the young women of this world that they inspire, the artists of Altar Girls offered stunning depictions of the miracle of the feminine.