"What Can Siri Answer?'' (epoxy clay. rhinestones, screw, nail, L-shaped key wrench and barrel nut!), by Heesun Shin, in the nine-woman show "Up-Root,'' at Periphery Space Gallery, Providence, through Nov. 18. The gallery says:
"Nine women artists speak to their individual cultural backgrounds. ...Many of the works are installations and even with nine artists the work is so tightly curated that they speak to each other. There is a strong narrative running through each artists body of work that speaks to traditions and belief systems one is brought up with or introduced to later. The show is very tactile ....'
Further, "Becoming American is often accompanied by a process of assimilation, particularly for second-generation immigrants, when a need to feel connected in a new community causes some to abandon ancestral traditions. At a time of cultural unrest and spiritual disconnection in America, this exhibition presents artists who embody, perpetuate and reclaim the cultures, ceremonies and rituals of their ancestors as a strategy for wholeness.''