“The House of the Soul” is the 2020 spring exhibit at the UNE Art Gallery on the Portland Campus. Conceived as an exhibit honoring UNE’s strong medical science traditions, the show juxtaposes medical and anatomical drawing with more experimental figuration. It opens up questions around embodiment and representation.
The COVID-19 crisis has made these questions of medicine, the body, and how we envision our own embodiment urgent in an unexpected way. The narrative of the show has grown to encompass our growing awareness of our bodies’ vulnerability and resilience in this strange and unsettling time.
“The House of the Soul” helps us reconcile the blunt fact of the body with the limitlessness of the imagination.
Reggie Burrows Hodges
Curated by Hilary Irons