Strange News From Another Star
Join us for June Gallery Stroll for “Strange News from Another Star” featuring the photography of Heather Romney and the illusration work of Chris Bodily. Reception June 16th 6pm-9pm.
Artist Bios & Show Summary:
The Downtown Artist Collective is pleased to present an exhibit featuring pen and ink artist Chris Bodily and photographer Heather Romney. “Strange News From Another Star” is a collaboration between two exceptional artists that probes beneath the surface of the human psyche.
Heather has been creating large-scale, emotional and conceptual photography and film that largely deals with issues of mental health, depression and anxiety. Using Carl Jung’s study of alchemy as a psychological framework for the subconscious and the Hermann Hesse fairy tale of the same name, “Strange News From Another Star” invites viewers into an exploration of Jungian concepts interweaved with Hesse’s fairy tale using the beautiful and desolate landscapes of Iceland and Utah.
Chris has been illustrating under the moniker Hatrobot for over fifteen years. Inspired by cartoons, comic books, tattoos, and graffiti, his Pop Surrealist work combines playful whimsy with sinister darkness inspired by his subconscious. Chris is the recipient of the 2015 Utah Arts Festival People’s Choice Award. Additionally he has received two Del Close Awards, a City Weekly Arty Award, an Indie Ogden Award, and was named one of Ogden’s 40 Under 40.
A reception for their new exhibit at the Downtown Artist Collective opening Friday, June 16th 2017 from 6-9pm.