Catalog of Traces
Saturday, June 15th from 6-8 PM


Particles of dust--pollen, dander, fibers, tiny and various forms of refuse--are everywhere, but escape our attention until they are allowed to accumulate. In collective form, it acts as an index of what has been left alone. Michael Marder describes dust as a “catalog of traces” (where this show gets its title). The work from the emerging artists in this exhibition represent diverse responses to dust, in both its material and metaphorical registers. From the Book of Genesis (“to dust thou art, to dust thou shalt return”) to oft-quoted adages attributed to Auerbach and Picasso (music or art “washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”), dust has found its way into our universal imagination. But it is equally part of more mundane maintenance in the space where this work is shown: as interns and volunteers, these artists have also spent time interacting with dust in less-touched corners and surfaces of Ditch. This exhibition itself serves as a surface where the particulate of these artists’ practices can aggregate and leave a trace.

Featuring work by:
Daniela Cardenas-Riumallo
Elijah Denker
Shelley Gaske
Doug L. Hatano
Jordyn Morrell
Elijah Roth
Allison Schukis
Hayan Yoon

Curated by:
Claren Walker

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Springfield OR 97477

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