University of New England - Innovation for a Healthier Planet

The House of the Soul

The House of the Soul

February 21, 2020 - June 14, 2020

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

UNE Gallery, Portland Campus

UNE Gallery’s spring exhibition, “The House of the Soul”, will present a unique look at medical/anatomical drawing in dialogue with artwork focusing on the human body in a more extended sense.  Viewers from various intellectual fields (from medicine, to critical theory, and beyond) 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.

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


  • 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