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This is a free event.
Opening Reception: Friday, October 11, 5-7 p.m.
Cornish College of the Arts is proud to present new works on paper by Heather Hart (AR '98) in the Alumni Gallery exhibition, Oracular Rooftops. Hart's work employs a range of media to find meaning through a shared experience. Her works on paper invite the viewer to complete them, offering a collaborative dialog with her audience. This exhibition overlaps with the end of Hart's installation, The Western Oracle: We Will Tear the Roof Off the Mother, on view at SAM's Olympic Sculpture Park through October 13.
"A rooftop can refer to home, stability, shelter, but in this context, it is also an action of reclaiming power- of influence, direction and earth. "Tear the roof of the mother, sucka," as George Clinton exclaims in his song, has become a widely sampled line in contemporary culture, as well as "Raise the roof," or "The roof is on fire." I explore these ideas on paper in my series, Oracular Rooftops, thinking about nostalgia, perception, fantasy, play, duality, action. The Roof is a site of cosmic afro-futurism and ancient native legends. The Oracular Rooftops drawings are a series to consider my Northern Oracle installation. I often work through my installation ideas on paper." - Heather Hart