Chapel: In the Mexican War Streets / Michael Tracy

Michael Tracy, Chapel: In the Mexican War Streets, 1994



mixed media: 15 years of past work

The installation is a summation of the past fifteen years of the artist's work. The gallery is 3,500 square feet, divided longitudinally by a wall.

The entire installation is arranged and constructed according to the principles of ecclesiastical architecture. The first room, which Tracy describes as the "passive space," is a storage area. A combination of his altarpieces, crosses, tabernacles, and oil paintings are housed there.

The "active space," which consists of an altar to the left and a sacristy to the right, functions as a performance space. This area contains huge, golden triptychs, dark Stations of the Cross, an altar pierced with machetes, and rows of mesquite chairs. 
About the Artist
Born in Bellevue, Ohio, 1943, lives and works in San Ygnacio, TX.
April 9 - December 31, 1994
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