Garin Horner is exhibiting his photography from the series: A Photo-Ethnographic Study of Private Spiritual Shrines & Altars
My images focus on intimate connections people have with places and objects that serve as focal points, where subjects feel strong links with transcendent beings, ethereal energies, and/or supernatural realities. Through devotion, presence, and attention, practitioner’s altar objects become infused with one’s spiritual/life energy.
I collaborate with those who want to give voice to and celebrate their own distinct views within a multitude of spiritual beliefs. They are believers in a supernatural meta-ecology, or structure of subtle dimensions that co-exist with our reality comprised of various beings (or forces).
Part of this view recognizes altars to be microcosms and/or nexuses of those subtle dimensions from which practitioners connect with higher powers, express their sense of devotion, and gain spiritual nourishment.
37th Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition,
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, Michigan.
Jun 22-Aug 23
*Horner’s Photo, “Our Ancestors Guide and Protect Us” was awarded Best of Show, First Place
Contemporary Photography 2008-2018, Site:Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, New York.
Gallery Exhibition Dates: July 13, 2018 – August 11, 2018
Opening Reception: July 13, 2018 from 6-9 PM
5th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography,
Valid Foto Gallery, Montjuic Castle, Barcelona, Spain.
The exhibition will be open October 4-21, 2018