The Shape of Home: Multimedia Works of Diane Harper
ON VIEW Friday, May 13 through Saturday, July 30, 2022
The Loft, Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square, Roberts Library
The Shape of Home exhibition explores the idea of weighted memories and the emotional imprint of cultural and personal history. Using mixed media works, Harper examines the theme of physical geometry associated with home. A row of small, colorful houses dances across the horizon of Count Backwards from 100, and a decaying cardboard house occupies the spiritual and dreamlike mindscape of the sculptural piece, Uprooted.
Diane Harper is a mixed-media expressive artist who draws upon ideas of weighted memories and the emotional imprint of cultural and personal history. Though her work tends toward the autobiographical, she addresses universal themes. Appointed as family archivist by her forensic photographer father at the end of his life, Harper culls images from his family photos for inspiration. She received training as a medical social worker and later returned to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to earn her studio art degree. Harper has found meaning in helping others connect with their most creative selves by teaching through her studio, as a faculty member of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, and as an adjunct instructor at Henderson State University. Although her early life was nomadic and seemingly rootless, she now lives a contented life with her husband and their cat, finally rooted in a community.
The CALS Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square often features artworks from the CALS permanent collection, and more artwork from the CALS collection can be seen at the Main Library, the Roberts Library of Arkansas History & Art, and any of our thirteen branch locations.
The Landing is located in the Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square in the CALS Roberts Library of Arkansas History & Art.
Check the CALS Roberts Library website here: https://robertslibrary.org/visit/location-hours/ for gallery hours and visiting procedures.
The Roberts Library is located at CALS Library Square in the River Market District of downtown Little Rock.
Date and TimeJuly 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 30, 2022