In her summer residency in the Ruby, local artist Heather Gordon explores the abstract shape of data from Duke Forest and the key word from a Dr. Seuss classic.
Forest for the TreesOpen To The Public
Artist Heather Gordon takes us behind-the-scenes of her data-driven art, including her most recent project which mined the Duke Forest archives and includes UNLESS, a tape installation in the Ruby.
Drop by the Ruby on Fridays at noon for a casual art talk and free lunch to learn about the behind-the-scenes aspect of the creative process, careers in the arts, and more.
About the Speaker
Born in 1967, Heather Gordon is the daughter of a financial analyst and a logistician. Her work explores the softness of numbers, the acquisition of meaning, and the narrative possibilities of geometry.
Heather received her B.F.A. from the University of Florida in 1990 and her M.F.A from New Mexico State University in 1995. She lives and works in Knightdale, NC. She has produced installation works at the North Carolina Museum of Art, CAM Raleigh, the Ackland Art Museum, 21C, the Dillon in Raleigh, and the Rubenstein Arts Center at Duke University. Her paintings and drawings are in the permanent collections of Fidelity Investments, Credit Suisse, the Ackland Art Museum, and other notable collections. She has exhibited her work at numerous museums and galleries, and collaborates with other artists within nontraditional venues to expand the possibilities of her work. In 2014, Gordon received an North Carolina Artist Fellowship and has been a full-time artist since 2015.