SHIFT HAPPENS

GreenHill presents SHIFT HAPPENS a solo exhibition by Knightdale artist Heather Gordon. The exhibition comprises site-specific installations in tape and video, luminous abstract paintings, drawings, as well as participatory projects based on visitor response and collaboration.

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This project is supported by a United Arts Council artist grant.

PRESS

Apr 24, 2021 – Tom Patterson, “Dazzling data: Artist Heather Gordon transforms GreenHill’s gallery into a metaphorical map room“, Winston-Salem Journal

Mar 11, 2021 – Bob Buckley, “Public can play a part in new art exhibit at GreenHill Center“, The Buckley Report, Fox8

Mar 5, 2021 – Dawn Kane, “Watch Now: GreenHill gallery installing new ‘Shift Happens’ art exhibition“, Greensboro News & Record

Sep 4, 2020 – Etty Yaniv, “Shift Happens at GreenHill“, Art Spiel

Aug 20, 2020 – Dawn Kane, “GreenHill starts new public art initiative with mural“, Greensboro News & Record

Read the press release here.

ASSOCIATED PROGRAMS

Exhibition Opening | March 12 – June 26, 2021

This exhibition follows the artist’s tape installation on Davie Street “One Love Response” and will encompass public art initiatives both on and off site. Gordon’s practice investigates how rule-based processes and systems construct the experiences of aesthetics and of social movements and politics. After considering social distancing and aspects of our global and national situation, Gordon began working with the language phrases surrounding COVID-19 reporting. The titles of many of Gordon’s works are the basis for their design. Phrases like “no justice no peace”, “essential worker” and “happy talk” are translated by the artist into numbers and then origami shapes to make “maps” that in turn become paintings or tape installations.

Artist Open Studio Hours | March 4 – 6, 2021 | Hours 1-2pm

During “open studio” hours the artist will be available to answer questions and share her progress with the public. Register at greenhillnc.org to participate via Zoom in the construction of Gordon’s tape installation.

How Do You Feel? | Tape installations created May 12-18 and June 9-15, 2021

Members of the public are invited to respond to the simple question “How Do you Feel?” in 130 characters or less. Responses will be translated by Heather Gordon into folding pattern tape drawings she will install on 71 x 49 inch walls in the gallery during the exhibition. To submit your response go to www.greenhillnc.org

The Handshake Project | Ongoing March 12-June 26, 2021

For more information on the Handshake Project visit this page.


SELECTED WORKS & GALLERY VIEWS – photo credit to Alex Maness

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