Victoria Heilweil Photographs at the University Art Gallery

Victoria Heilweil
47 Years
September 30 – October 25, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 5 – 7pm. Artist talk at 5pm.
Gallery hours:
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
The University Art Gallery presents 47 Years, an exhibition by Bay area photographer Victoria Heilweil. 47 Years is a photographic portrait of a place and the people who once inhabited it. The series investigates found marks and traces to communicate a narrative of humanity and time. The exhibition begins September 30 and continues through October 25. The artist will present a gallery talk on Thursday, October 10 at 5pm. The talk will be followed by a reception.
Victoria Heilweil’s photography reflects her fascination with marks, traces, and remnants. For her series 47 Years, Heilweil photographed her mother’s apartment before it was emptied and sold. The title indicates the time lived in that apartment. Many of these images are close-up views of vestiges, where the slightest mark or gesture has the potential for great meaning. The traces left on these objects can communicate a person, or their interaction with them. They are revealing, unique, historical, and intimate.