Heather Evans Smith | Seen Not Heard

September 16 - October 29, 2016

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Let's Stay Like This For A Little While
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Shed
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The Roles We Play
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The Disagreeable Task of Fitting In
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Shear
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Remnants
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Reliquary
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Possession
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Petals
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Package Deal
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Marks
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Her Favorite Pair
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Cycle
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Cut
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Curio
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Contraries
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Confection
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Collections
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Cocoon
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A Marriage of a Different Kind
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Heather Evans Smith | Seen Not Heard

 

For the past few years I have been creating images to express the emotions of motherhood. My daughter has never been included in those images. But as she has grown from a baby into a force of nature all her own, I was drawn to pull her into my world of conceptual photography and explore our relationship during a time when emotions of love, stress and confusion are high.

 

Seen Not Heard takes its title from the Old English adage “To Be Seen and Not Heard”, a term often thrown about in reference to the desired behavior of children. These images are silent, but they create a voluble visual narrative on the relationship between parent and child. They explore the cycles that are passed down through generations and the tension between keeping to what is known and forging a newer, and perhaps stronger, path. As strong as the close, forever bond between mother and daughter is, there also exists a distance inherent between two different individuals.

 

 

Artist Biography

 

Heather Evans Smith lives and works in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Her work reflects her southern roots, motherhood, womanhood and a whimsical imagination she relied on as an only child in a rural town. Smith’s work has been featured in solo and joint exhibitions nationwide, magazines, literary journals and online publications. She has been invited as a guest lecturer at colleges, universities and photography conferences such as Australian Exposure in the Gold Coast, Australia.

 

Her first monograph, Seen Not Heard, was published in 2016.