Rosalie H. Maheux: Messe Basse

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Rosalie H. Maheux: Messe Basse says
Featuring new work by Rosalie H. Maheux

Opening Reception: Friday, February 12 at 7pm
Exhibition on view until February 28

A messe basse is a non-sung mass in which the priest mumbles prayers incomprehensibly, giving the impression that the words are not intended to be understood by the audience. It also refers to the old French expression « faire des messes basses », which means to whisper something in confidence – to secretly have a dialogue with someone in the presence of others.

The work of Rosalie H. Maheux embodies the messe basse, addressing issues of sexuality, the sacred, the profane, and death from a feminist perspective. In ways that evoke this sense of whispering, murmuring, or speaking very softly, H. Maheux interrogates traditions, conservative practices, and established institutions.

Special thanks to Barley Days Brewery
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By: Y+ contemporary