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Art by Karina Noel Hean on display Jan. 14-Feb. 13

Hean, a storm a structure IV, sizedDrawings by Karina Noel Hean will be on display Jan. 14-Feb. 13 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on the Furman University campus. Thompson Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The exhibition, a storm, a structure, is free and open to the public, and is presented by the Furman University Department of Art.

In an artist’s statement, Hean says, “The drawings revel in the visual pleasure of moments in the landscape and a connection with place, both real and invented. Selecting, recombining, and embellishing specimens from nature’s complexity interests me as a means to present emotional metaphors while also enjoying the beauty of light, pattern, form, and land. These imagined landscapes are untraversable spaces but are drawn from moving through and observing terrain.”

Originally from Mayo, Md., Hean is based in Santa Fe, N.M. and teaches at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design and the New Mexico School for the Arts. She has served on the faculty of the University of Montana, Fort Lewis College, and New Mexico State University and holds a BA from St. Johns College, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from Studio Art Centers International, and an MFA from New Mexico State University.

She has received an American Artist Fellowship at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland, and has completed several artist-in-residence opportunities in the US, several at national parks. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in museums, galleries, art centers, and universities throughout the US and exhibits at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, N.M., Gallery Shoal Creek in Austin, Texas, and Zia Gallery in Winnetka, Ill.

For more information about Hean’s work, visit, or contact Furman’s Department of Art at (864) 294-2074.

Last updated December 18, 2014
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