The Cochenour Gallery brings to campus artwork by new, emerging, or experiment artists for the enrichment of the college and local community.
Heather Freeman: Talk to me a Story
Date: December 6th – February 14th, 2014
Opening Reception and Artists’ Talk: Friday, December 6th from 12-2pm
Talk to me a Story an exhibit of works on paper by Heather Freeman, Associate Professor of Digital Media at the University of North Carolina, that chronicle the discovery of her son’s language skills through visual means. Her work is on view in the Cochenour Gallery from December 6th – February 14th, 2014.
Georgetown College Fine Art Galleries is proud to have this accomplished artist as our next visiting artist. Please join us for the opening reception Friday, December 6th, 2013 in the Cochenour starting at 12pm. Enjoy meeting and listening to Ms. Freeman discuss is work and engaging exhibit.
I was always interested in the language and symbolic forms of science and where these intersect with mythic, religious and popular iconographies. With the birth of my son Quinn in 2008, this interest shifted to the linguistic growth of children. As a two-year-old, my sonâ€™s language skills went through a developmental explosion, and I found myself cataloguing his verbal discoveries. I reinterpreted my son’s language-defined worldview by taking his interests (trucks, dinosaurs, owls, playgrounds, etc.) and translating them into my own concerns (sustainable energy, ecological diversity, social justice, etc.) These became portraits of my son’s shifting Weltanschauung.
My sonâ€™s language skills metamorphose as he grows. As his ability to express the world matures, so accrue his fascinations, from construction equipment to video games, from monsters to death. As his relationship to a complex society matures, my relationships as a mother also evolve.
I find myself investigating old interests (science, human history, popular culture) through the lens of motherhood, with all its self-doubts, flailing, and absurdity contrasted with deep assurance. My sonâ€™s growth constantly re-defines motherhood for me, just as the changing nature of childhood re-shapes my investigations of the non-familial world.
For more information on Ms. Freeman: click here.
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