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Art Exhibition: Friday, Sept. 6 – Sunday, Oct. 6

Event name: Art Exhibition: Friday, Sept. 6 – Sunday, Oct. 6
Date: September 6, 2013 to October 6, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Olin Gallery
Sponsor: Christine Heller and Jessica Wohl
Event Type: Exhibits & Displays

Artist Lecture: Christine Heller, Friday, Sept. 6 5:30 p.m., Olin Recital Hall

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 6, 6-8 p.m., Smoyer Gallery

Christine Heller, an artist-in-residence, will create a site specific wall mural that corresponds to her painting series “Lives of Children” and “In Our Name: Iraqi Children in War.”

In this series of paintings, Heller portrays the specifics of war that have given way to the conflicts and struggles of childhood. The mural installation encompasses Heller’s interest in dance that has led to a focus on the figure and the figure as an alter ego. The wall drawings are created by the artist’s use of dance and movement within the space to create spontaneous and immediate marks.

Heller received her MFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, and she has taught classes at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Hartwick College, the Vermont College of Fine Arts and others. Visit for more information.

Jessica Wohl uses different drawing elements, such as ink, graphite and embroidery thread, on found portraits and advertisements to exploit the uncanny while subverting domestic representations of perfection and happiness.

“Dark Inside” will highlight three different series of Wohl’s work that explore obsession, uncanny and gothic overtones to convey the idea that looks can be deceiving.

Wohl received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from the University of Georgia. Her studio practice includes drawing, painting, collage, installation and performance. Visit for more information.

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