A participating artist in the Schneider Museum of Art's "In Scene" exhibition will give a lecture on the Southern Oregon University campus at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Meese Auditorium in the art building.
Laura Heit, who is being co-presented by the Schneider Museum of Art and the Ashland Independent Film Festival, will discuss her "Two Ways Down," a hand-drawn animated installation and film which takes inspiration from the Hieronymus Bosch work "Garden of Heavenly Delights."
According a Schneider press release, the piece reflects on the momentary nature of life by using thrown shadows from tabletop dioramas as well as reflected and refracted animated projections to "create a fleeting world where human-animal hybrids, specters and body parts morph and flit across the walls."
Heit earned her master of fine arts degree from the Royal College of Art in London and her bachelor of fine arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has screened her work internationally at venues such as Adams and Ollman Gallery in Portland, The Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.