06/15/2018 @ 8:00 am – 08/03/2018 @ 5:00 pm
Finch Lane Gallery
54 Finch Ln
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
In her exhibition, The Summons Has Reached Us, wren ross creates drawings that are responses to bone oracles, sangoma, and other methods of divination that employ the collections and casting of small objects, which are practiced in many cultures across the world. “Traditionally, bone oracle casting utilizes sets of personal totems collected by the reader and strewn across a flat surface to be read and interpreted,” says ross. “Often these sets of objects had standard inclusions among readers – coins, animal bones, smooth stones, shells, seeds. But more often each set of objects was assembled by the reader according to the chance encounters by which they were introduced.” Presently, humanity is redefining its relationship with the environment, with the non-human world, and with technology. In this exhibition, ross presents a collection of visual totems to aid in this search.
ross will present a gallery talk on Friday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m. in conjunction with Gallery Stroll and the opening reception.