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      "Mending a Reflection" Opening Reception & Artist Talk in Glassboro


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      September 12, 2019

      Thursday   5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

      301 High St West
      Glassboro, New Jersey 08028

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      "Mending a Reflection" Opening Reception & Artist Talk

      Rowan University Art Gallery is pleased to present "Mending a Reflection", a solo exhibition of Julie Heffernan’s self-portraits, curated by Mary Salvante, Director of Rowan University Art Gallery.

      The exhibit will be on view September 3 to October 26, 2019, with an artist talk and opening reception on September 12, from 5 – 7:30 pm. Artist talk begins at 5:00 pm, with an opening reception immediately following.

      "Mending a Reflection" addresses the connection between culture, mass media and personal identity through the eyes of one central female figure. Through self-portraiture, Heffernan investigates what she calls the “shared collective unconscious,” exploring the historical narratives and subliminal imagery that work to shape who we are and how we perceive the world around us.

      Heffernan’s paintings help us understand how media can influence our behavior and manipulate our perspective. In her large-scale vibrant works, she pays homage to many powerful women by including them in her portraits. Taking inspiration from women activists like Anita Hill and Tarana Burke, Heffernan confronts this bias by presenting what she calls a “different sort of self-portrait,” one full of female spirit, “giving voices to women who have been silenced for too many years by the dominant culture.”

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Education | Art Galleries & Exhibits

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