Julie Heffernan: Mending A Reflection

Julie Heffernan: Mending A Reflection

Sep 3, 2019 — Oct 26, 2019
Rowan University Art Gallery
301 High St., W., Glassboro, NJ 08028
Dates & Times
Sep 20: Sep 21: Sep 23: Sep 24: Sep 25: Sep 26: Sep 27: Sep 28: Sep 30: Oct 1: Oct 2: Oct 3: Oct 4: Oct 5: Oct 7: Oct 8: Oct 9: Oct 10: Oct 11: Oct 12: Oct 14: Oct 15: Oct 16: Oct 17: Oct 18: Oct 19: Oct 21: Oct 22: Oct 23: Oct 24: Oct 25: Oct 26:
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Event Description

Mending A Reflection addresses the connection between culture, mass media and personal identity through the eyes of one central female figure. Through ten self-portraits, 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."