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Visiting Artist: Heather Huston

Date & Time:
February 5, 2016 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:
Gallery Hall, Taylor Family Digital Library
Speaker:
Heather Huston
Gallery Hall, Taylor Family Digital Library

Heather Huston will present an overview of her practice which includes a personal narrative and its contextualization as a catalyst for understanding larger concepts. Her areas of research are divided between exploring narrative residue in architecture and the body’s resilience and failure in the face of illness. She is drawn to the flux of buildings in states of construction, demolition and restoration and in creating ones of her own that are at once caught in the transitory state of becoming or dissolving. Her work is her own attempt to preserve these interesting anomalies, to freeze them before their features become identical to every other structure in the area.

Heather Huston holds a BFA from the University of Calgary, an MFA from the University of Alberta and is an Assistant Professor of Print Media at the Alberta College of Art + Design where she is currently the Associate Chair of the School of Visual Art. She has had several solo exhibitions within Canada including The Body, Stranger at the Vernon Public Art Gallery and recently showed Dream City Dreams at Prodajna galerija Beograd in Serbia. She has exhibited widely in international group exhibitions that include Printed In Canada/Taiwan, Di Carta/Papermade (Italy), and the Okanagan Print Triennial. Her work is in the collection of several major institutions including Purdue University Galleries and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University.

http://www.hhuston.com