For so long, we needed to keep our distance, to stay outside the door, to maintain the 6′ perimeter, to restrict our breath, to resist touching others. What a gift it is to enter, finally, the healing season. This new series explores the connection between longing and reunion.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Heather Layton is a contemporary artist and associate professor of art in the Art and Art History Department at the University of Rochester. Her interests include narrative painting, art diplomacy, narrative painting and drawing, and socially engaged art. Current sociopolitical events often serve as inspiration for Layton’s work, which has been exhibited globally in spaces including the At Home Gallery and Contemporary Art Centre in Šamorín, Slovakia, and the Haslla Art World museum in Gangneung, South Korea. Nationally, she has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Arts Long Island (MoCA L.I.), the International Gallery of Contemporary Art in Anchorage, Alaska, and the George Eastman International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, NY.
Layton has worked on numerous intercultural bridging projects with artists in countries including Saudi Arabia, India, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Gambia. Layton Layton received her MFA in painting from SUNY New Paltz. Despite all that is happening in the world, she remains stubbornly optimistic.
© Heather Layton