Elvira Finnigan: Reception - until March 22

Curated by Blair Fornwald, Assistant Curator

January 14 to March 22, 2017

Artist Talk and Reception: Saturday, January 14, 1:00 pm


Using time as a method and salt brine as a material, Elvira Finnigan’s work employs crystallization processes to create poetic large-scale installations, small objects, and other works. Reception begins with a social event – an afternoon tea party replete with formal tea service, punch, finger sandwiches, and dainties. After the party is over, Finnigan will pour salt brine over plates, cups, serving trays, and leftover foodstuffs. Over time, the brine will evaporate and crystalize, halting the natural processes of decay and creating a glimmering memento mori of the communal gathering.

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