In Conversation with Artist Heather Ujiie

In Conversation with Artist Heather Ujiie

November 7, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Rowan University Art Gallery
301 West High Street
Open to the Public
Mary Salvante
(856) 256-4521
Open to all

In Conversation with Artist Heather Ujiie

Presented by ArtTable in Partnership with Rowan University Art Gallery

Wednesday, November 7, 3:00-5:00 PM

Join us for a conversation with artist Heather Ujiie about her work and her inspirations for her exhibition Terra Incognita. A reception will follow.

For this exhibition, Ujiie builds upon the imagery found in Hieronymus Bosch’s painting, The Garden of Earthly Delights, and infuses it with her own vision inspired by botanical studies of living networks, sexual identities, and commonalities between divergent species. Three Deities, portrayed as animal hybrid forms conjure the power and complexity of the female Voice - The Goddess, The Demon, and The Hybrid Warrior. Digitally printed murals envelop the gallery, evoking mythical narratives around the femme fatale and the earthly mystique. Ujiie’s Terra Incognita is both otherworldly and recognizable, and has evolved out of re-contextualizing historic printed cloth, from illuminated manuscript paintings of the Moghul Empire, to contemporary symbols in global pop culture.

Admission to this event is free and open to the public.

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