Exhibition of the Ugly Facts

August 26, 2005

MarbledAn exhibition of recent sculpture by artist Carolyn Henne will be on view at Mary Baldwin University’s Hunt Gallery August 29-September 23.

Henne’s exhibition,Ugly Facts, derives from a statement by Thomas Henry Huxley, the 19th century English biologist and educator who was a principal exponent of Darwin’s theory of evolution: “The tragedy of science is the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.” Henne often uses her own body as a starting point in her work, and a review inSculpture Magazinedescribes the way her art questions “?how her physical form is, or can be perceived to be, functioning, both physically and spiritually.”

Henne has exhibited her work at numerous venues throughout the United States and internationally, including The National Museum of Health and Medicine (Washington DC), Bronx River Art Center (Bronx, New York), Central Goldfields Regional Arts Complex (Victoria, Australia), Sanat Yapin Gallery (Ankara, Turkey), and Galleria ICPNA Miraflores, Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (Lima, Peru), among others.

A resident of Richmond, Virginia, Henne is assistant dean of student affairs in The School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. She holds a BA in fine arts and economics from The College of William and Mary and she has an MFA in sculpture from VCU.

A reception will be held Monday, September 5 at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Hunt Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary work in all media by regionally and nationally recognized artists. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. during the college’s academic year.