Trace Remains: Rachael Marne Jones and Ryan Keith Parker
Rachael Marne Jones, Plastiglomerate #3, ceramic
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 to Thursday, October 7, 2021
The artists’ gallery talk with Rachael Marne Jones and Ryan Keith Parker scheduled for Monday, September 20, at 5:00 p.m. has been reconceptualized. In lieu of an in-person presentation, the artists have spoken about their work and about the exhibition in two video documentaries produced by Talking Wings.
Weaving together the archaeologic fragility of ceramic sculpture with the silent freeze of landscape photography, Rachael Marne Jones and Ryan Keith Parker examine humankind’s ineffectual mark on the environment. Using the remains of intention to construct a path through the future, Jones and Parker explore quiet moments left in the wake of western society’s simultaneously ambitious and destructive drive to evolve. Through the careful observation of objects and phenomena, Jones and Parker note the subtle nuances of how inequitable resource extraction and exploitation have influenced the ebb and flow of life on earth.
The exhibition is on display as part of Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss, a multimedia, multi-venue, cross-border art intervention which seeks to provoke societal change by exposing and interrogating the negative social and environmental consequences of industrialized natural resource extraction.