Marlboro College

NewsPress Release: 10/18/01

MARLBORO, VT - The work of award-winning artist Katy Higgins will be on display at Marlboro College's Drury Gallery from October 29 through November 20. A gallery talk with the artist will take place at 4 p.m. on November 6.

Known for her innovation and versatility, Higgins will present two of her most recent works, "Circulatory System" and "Jellyfish." Both works involve panes of glass suspended by bronze wiring and lit from behind.

Much of her work is influenced by the need to search her emotional history ­ "Many of my artistic ideas relate to my idea of evidence, remains, and documentation. I am fascinated by the ways in which remains, the physical evidences of a lost life, are displayed and arranged," says Higgins.

During her childhood, Higgins' family moved cross-country twice, providing experiences that have given her work a powerful emotional basis. Her art is part of the process of dealing with childhood trauma and, in the creation of her work, she finds for herself concrete emotional landmarks, milestones in her quest for "tangible proof of the past."

Holding a B.A. in studio art from Oberlin College, Ohio, Higgins has had her artwork exhibited at the SRO Photo Gallery at Texas Tech University; Oberlin College; Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, County Clare, Ireland; and MacDonough Museum of Art in Youngstown, Ohio.

The exhibit and gallery talk are free and open to the public. Drury Gallery is fully accessible. For more information, please call (802) 257-4333 or visit Marlboro online at http://www.marlboro.edu.

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