Project of the initiative “Verpėjos” founded by LIAA member, artist Laura Garbštienė – exhibition by Sallamari Rantala “Baby Bone”


It is about several things, like the waiting hall before the departure, counting annual growth rings, and someone stumbling on a buried object in the foreseeable future April. As well as knowing and not, and twinkling moments of touching buttons, and nearing horror. The exhibition is about growing, when flesh rounds around broken bone landscapes in a spiral motion.

Rantala’s work is based upon an observation that human connection to the landscape is often human centric and extractivist. In her practice Rantala uses field trip investigations to observe, excavate and study specificities of a place, of its materials, knowledges, and stories that assemble into sculptural installations and writing.

Exhibition consists of paper mâché sculptures and reliefs as well as engraved bones and glass objects.

Organiser: VšĮ Verpėjos

Partner: UAB Merkinės fabrikas

Exhibition architect: Jurgis Bernatonis

Exhibition architectural consultant: Artūras Čertovas

Special thanks: UAB Optimum Lignum, Laura V.Maa

Supported by Finnish Embassy in Vilnius, The Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Lithuanian Council for Culture, EEA grants.

Opening: 04 22 2022 5 pm.

Exhibition will run: 04 23 – 05 15 2022

Marcinkonys Station gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays, noon–5 pm.

Adress: Marcinkonių station gallery, Kastinio g. 1C, Marcinkonys, Varėnos sav.