The exhibit, “Virginia Woolf Was Here,” opened Nov. 6 and will run through Dec. 1 at the Eleanor R. and Robert A. DeVries Gallery in KCC’s Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center, on campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek. The exhibit is free and open to the public for viewing during regular gallery hours, which are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.
Little’s exhibit is presented in two parts, “Mapping Mrs. Dalloway” and “Flush.” Both collections of photographs were inspired by the life and novels of Virginia Woolf, who’s work was significantly guided by the death of her mother when she was 13 years old. In her artist’s statement for the exhibit, Little mentions her interest in studying Woolf’s writing and her life as a woman who experienced early and profound loss.
In “Mapping Mrs. Dalloway,” Little incorporates “data mapping” into a series of large photographs of street scenes in London where the title character of Woolf’s 1925 novel “Mrs. Dalloway” walks in the novel, bringing “the walking path and Mrs. Dalloway forward 90 years into the present,” Little says.
Little’s “Flush,” a series of Impossible Project instant photographs, was inspired by Woolf’s 1933 novel “Flush: A Biography,” a fictionalized biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s cocker spaniel named Flush. The instant images used for the project were created from photographs taken while in St. Ives in Cornwall, England, where Woolf spent summers until her mother died in 1895.
An associate professor of Photography and Intermedia at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Little has exhibited her art in dozens of cities internationally and has earned recognition in the U.S. and abroad. Her visual work and research often explore trauma, ritual and the maternal, with her recent work turning to literature for inspiration.
For more information about Little’s “Virginia Woolf Was Here” exhibit, visit www.adrianelittle.com or contact KCC Photography and Multimedia Program coordinator, gallery director and art professor Ryan Flathau at 269-965-3931 ext. 2559 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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