Exhibit: New Weavings by Jen Simms
October 19—November 16, 2016, weekdays 11:00 am-4:00 pm
October 23—November 13, 2016, Sundays 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
This event does NOT occur on:
Herter Art Gallery
UMass Amherst Campus
The artist describes the ideas animating her work thusly:
“...My woven abstractions, landscapes and portraits are emotional reactions to the absurdity of the human species, world politics, and our changing environment. Their chaotic nature represents the inability tounderstand what is going on in our world, while the underlying grid of the warp and weft provides an anchor to human¹s ability to hope. These conflicting narratives echo the tensions balanced within our everyday experiences as we preserve our optimism and attempt to understand this crazy world of beauty and blight…”.
Herter Art Gallery is located at the north end of Herter Hall west of the Fine Arts Center. Public parking is available at all times behind the Robsham Visitors Center and at meters along Haigis Mall. Nights and weekends parking is also available in Lot #71, west of the Whitmore Administration Building.