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Opening Reception for "The House of the Soul" at the UNE Art Gallery, Portland


Please join us Friday, February 21, from 5 to 7pm for the opening reception of the UNE Art Gallery Portland's spring exhibition, “The House of the Soul”. 


This wide-ranging exhibition will present a unique look at medical and anatomical drawing in dialogue with artwork focusing on the human body in a more extended sense.  Viewers from diverse intellectual fields will be confronted with the divergent and sometimes contradictory communicative aims of each visual artifact.  The inclusion of intelligent contemporary work dealing with representations of the body’s physical form will allow a deeper and more abstract reading of the scientific drawings, while in turn the scientific drawings will highlight the power of conceptual idiosyncrasy in the contemporary work.

The ten artists represented in the exhibit span a range of approaches, from direct, highly-articulated medical illustration, to conceptually-oriented space-based constructions.  Through their explorations, a window into the diverse uses of figurative interpretation will be opened. 



  • Anoushé Shojae-Chagorvand
  • Baxter Koziol
  • Ben Spalding
  • Bianca Beck
  • Evelyn Kok
  • Gretchen Halpert
  • Oran Suta
  • Philip Brou
  • Reggie Burrows Hodges
  • Stephen Burt

Curated by Hilary Irons


University of New England Gallery, Portland Campus, February 21-June 14. Opening Reception Friday, February 21, 5 – 7 p.m., 716 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine. 

Open 12-8pm daily (12-10pm for UNE community)



UNE Art Gallery
716 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME 04103


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5:00 PM
UNE Art Gallery

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Free and open to the public