Tiffin University is to host an art exhibition, "Burning the Maples," by Toledo-based artist Holly Hey.
"Burning the Maples" is described as a multimedia installation that utilizes video, sculpture, sound and three-dimensional space to contemplate time, memory and landscape. Found materials from nature (including rock, ash, and wood) collide with a mechanized DVD player.
The exhibition is a tribute to the artist's late father, Don Hey, who died of prostate cancer in September 2009.
"I make moving image works that are viewed and experienced within a variety of contexts and seen by a broad range of audiences. Each practice poses a unique opportunity to explore and redefine my cinematic methods for telling stories via the moving image," Hey said.
She said recurring themes in her art are landscape, home, identity, memory and time.
"I am very much interested in ideas about self-reference, structuralism, and deconstruction. Within my creative practice, I research these subjects to help refine my concepts and to write about my work once it is finished," she said.
The show is to open with a free reception 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 16 at the gallery, inside the Hayes Center for the Arts on the TU campus.
There is no charge for the reception, and the artist is to speak about her work at 7:15 p.m.
"Burning the Maples" is to run through March 10. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or through appointment by contacting Celinda Scherger at (419) 448-3282.