MINT is pleased to announce a solo exhibition for Heather M. O’Brien, MINT’s 2016 Best In Show from the juried exhibition Where We Are Going, Where We Have Been. Heather will be presenting two of her recent films, Where this photograph was found, and Our machines are made of pure sunlight, and will be giving an artist talk the evening of May 20. Her exhibit is hosted in partnership with HATHAWAY Contemporary, located at 887 Howell Mill Road, #4, Atlanta, GA 30318.
Heather’s work “explores how capitalist desire and militaristic legacy construct our ideas about home. What is the difference between image, time, and space, particularly in relationship to inheritance, the making of national identity, and domestic imagination? Ultimately,” she seeks “to build encounters around issues that undo American social and cultural conditioning, and the illusion of accurate memory.”
Heather M. O’Brien is an artist living and working in Beirut, Lebanon. She received an MFA in Photography and Media from CalArts and participated in the General Studies program at the International Center of Photography in New York. Prior to working in film/video, her practice focused on the politics of the image through performative and collaborative projects. Heather is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fine Arts and Art History at the American University of Beirut.