With this new body of work, St. John’s artist Rhonda Pelley reads the past, present, and future of Newfoundland and Labrador with tarot cards collaged from photographs of the province’s politicians, historical events, buildings, and other aspects. Rather than overt commentary, the cards allow reflection upon the viewer’s ideas of the negative and positive aspects of this province as interpreted through its most recognizable imagery. By creating an opportunity to reflect upon biases, Pelley invites the viewer to thoughtfully guide the outcome of the province.

Rhonda Pelley, The Emperor,  digital collage, 2018