March 10 - April 8, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, March 10, 6-9 pm
Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5 pm, except for Second Saturdays when hours are 6-9 pm.
First Initiation is multimedia exhibition that explores the spiritual functions of art-as-ritual. Visual artist Jesse Ray Guillory uses human hair, family heirlooms, water, and self-portraiture to engage with the violent history of European colonialism and the transatlantic slave trade. Guillory initiates the process of healing by creating ceremonial installations that speak to the cycle of life and death, and the spiritual release of inherited transgenerational trauma.