Meeting with the Goddesses

MacLeod, G. Scott. Meeting with the Goddesses. Montreal, Qc: MacLeod Nine Productions.

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Abstract (English)

"Meeting with the Goddesses is a chapter title I have taken from Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces, as this body of work deals with several themes centred around the sacred feminine, mythology, the archetypal mind, temples and funerary objects. The first is the theme of the mystery of life, and as part of that mystery, the search for meaning embodied by the notion of goddesses — a single or multiple 'source of all things.' I am interested in the spiritual process of asking the source/creator in order to manifest creation — whether this be an abundant harvest or victory in war. It is difficult to remove spirituality and explorations of the divine from the formal strictures and mandates of religion; thus, another theme explored in the exhibition will be the dualities of creation and destruction that are part of our concept of the divine, and which are exercised by human beings in the practice of religion. Many goddesses have creative and destructive powers. These are embodied in the terrible fury of the god of War, the life-giving fecundity of ancient Venus figurines, the breathtaking and abundant tableaux of life forms in cave drawings, depictions of human sacrifice or works that honor and venerate the First Nations, Celtic, Nordic, and Greek goddesses." -- p. [5].

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: MacLeod, G. Scott (Author)
Dossier: 410 - MacLEOD, SCOTT
ISBN: 9780978142469
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Montreal, Qc: MacLeod Nine Productions
Artists: MacLeod, G. Scott
Event Title: Meeting with Goddess
Type: Exhibition
Location: St. Thomas-Elgin Public Arts Center (St. Thomas, Ont.) Praxis Hagen Galerie (Berlin, Germany) Lounge at the Vancouver Courthouse (Vancouver, BC) Galerie de la Ville Dollard des Ormeaux (Montreal, Qc) Maison de la culture NDG (Montreal, Qc)
Dates: 2005 (St. Thomas, Ont.) ; 2007 (Berlin, Germany ; Vancouver, BC) ; 2010 (Montreal, Qc) ; 2014 (Montreal, Qc)
Copyright Statement: MacLeod Nine Productions
Date Description: [2014]
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Includes biographical notes p. [31, 35-38].
Includes programmation details p. [32].

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Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2019 23:06
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2019 23:08
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