Tarot Tent, 2008
"Jackals and Jerks"
Jo Dery, Jenny Nichols, Jungil Hong, Jessica Ciocci, Andrew Jeffrey Wright
Stairwell Gallery, Providence, RI
From The Providence Phoenix:
Jo Dery of Providence has erected a red, black, and white tent, screenprinted with a pine needle pattern, in which she offers tarot readings on Thursdays from 2 to 4 pm. Around it and inside are wicked charming cartoony screenprints, drawings, and embroidered sashes depicting stylized evergreen trees, rams, mating crickets, a blue hand reaching down from the sky, snakes, and bearded men. They feel like glimpses of old folktales — maybe from some clan of nomadic reindeer herders.