Exhibit Opening Reception: "Swallowed Whole: A Visual Journey Through Traumatic Injury and Recovery" Works by Heidi Kumao

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color photo of Heidi Kumao dressed as Frida Kahlo, with a sock monkey on her shoulder
"Self-portrait with Monkey" - Heidi Kumao
Speaker: 
Heidi Kumao, Professor of Art & Design, Stamps School of Art & Design, U-M
Event Date: 
October 19, 2016
Event Time: 
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Lane Hall Gallery
Event Accessibility : 
Ramp and elevator access at the E. Washington Street entrance (by the loading dock). There are accessible restrooms on the south end of Lane Hall, on each floor of the building. A gender neutral restroom is available on the first floor.
color photo of Heidi Kumao dressed as Frida Kahlo, with a sock monkey on her shoulder
"Self-portrait with Monkey" - Heidi Kumao

Heidi Kumao's solo exhibition, Swallowed Whole: A Visual Journey Through Traumatic Injury and Recovery, will be on display in Lane Hall Gallery at U-M Institute for Research on Women and Gender and Women’s Studies Department, Sept. 1 – Dec. 9, 2016.

The exhibition consists of large-scale staged photographs and video, all of which draw upon the artist’s experiences with a broken back and cancer treatment in 2011-12. Combining humor and stark imagery, the work playfully embraces the absurdity and isolation that accompanied these medical traumas.

Stamps School of Art & Design Professor Heidi Kumao creates video, machine art, and installations to explore ordinary social interactions and their psychological undercurrents. Emerging from the intersection of sculpture, theater and engineering, her work demonstrates how small gestures, even the most private and poetic, can become political acts. Her work has been exhibited at Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, San Jose Museum of Art, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires and numerous other venues worldwide. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Creative Capital grant and others. 

Opening Reception: Wed. Oct. 19, 4:30-6 pm, Lane Hall, 204 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI

The exhibit is on display from September 1 - December 9.
Gallery Hours are Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm.
Free & open to the public.

Additional support for this exhibit is provided by the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan.