“Lia’s work is an extraordinary and very timely endeavor,” says University of Maryland Art Gallery associate director and acting director Taras W. Matla. “The work gives voice to pioneering women astronomers, whose significant discoveries and contributions to the field of astronomy were glossed over by a prevailing scientific patriarchy. Additionally, next year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. As such, we are devoting our entire programmatic year to celebrating women in the arts.”
Using large-scale cyanotypes—a photographic printing process developed in the mid-nineteenth century, primarily for scientific use—Halloran examines how perception, time, and scale informs the human desire to understand the world and our emotional and psychological place within it. The exhibition also features her first immersive, three-channel video installation, Double Horizon (2019), an aerial exploration of the space above Los Angeles.
Halloran lives and works in Los Angeles.
LIA HALLORAN: The Same Sky Overarches Us All
Exhibition Dates: September 5 – November 22, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 5, 2019 from 5pm – 7pm
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ART GALLERY
College Park, MD