WAUKESHA – Recent work by Jessica O’Hearn is on display in the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha’s art gallery through Friday, March 22. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
UW-Waukesha is located at 1500 N. University Drive, Waukesha. For directions to the UW–Waukesha campus, including the Fine Arts Center (Southview) and the art gallery, go to waukesha.uwc.edu/directions.
O’Hearn received her MFA in studio art from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston in 2011. She currently serves on the Foundations Faculty and as a printmaking lab technician at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. She has had solo exhibitions at the Greymatter Gallery in Milwaukee, Muskat Studios Gallery in Somerville, Mass., and the Packer-Schopf Gallery in Chicago. In addition to her upcoming UW-Waukesha exhibition, O’Hearn will also soon be featured in the UW-Madison Class of 1925 Gallery.
“My use of materials stems from an interest in the relationship of landscape to architecture,” O’Hearn states on her website. “My attraction to tactility and subtle color leads me to compulsively collect natural objects and urban materials. I approach installation in a similar way, as an act of discovery. The forms stem from observation and imagination and transform with every space they exist. Like the spaces we choose to create and inhabit, these works are temporary and infinite, serving as support and a reminder of how fleeting our structures can be.”
The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and 10 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. Friday. For a private viewing, contact Reinhart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
O’Hearn will participate in an artist talk and reception at noon Wednesday, Feb. 27 in the gallery.
UW–Waukesha has the largest enrollment among the 13 UW Colleges campuses with more than 2,000 students. These freshman/sophomore campuses and UW Colleges Online comprise the UW Colleges. They offer an associate of arts and sciences degree and prepare students of all ages and backgrounds for baccalaureate and professional programs. In addition, UW-Waukesha offers several collaborative bachelor’s degrees through UW-Milwaukee and UW-Oshkosh.