On Thursday, January 21, Hartnett Gallery (Wilson Commons, University of Rochester) will present "Refuge," an immersive environment of silkscreen prints, alternative photography, and installation elements by Ellie Honl. "Refuge" is informed by psychological theories surrounding coping strategies, Honl's interest in architecture, and the literary genre of science fiction. It deals in imagery of swarms and mysterious landscapes as a metaphor for the unreliable circumstances of life, while in contrast, geometric shelters represent safe and rational sanctuaries.
An artist talk will be held on Thursday, January 21, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Gowen Room (also in Wilson Commons), followed by a reception in the gallery space held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The show remains on view through February 14. Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 275-4188, or visit blogs.rochester.edu/hartnett. To preview Honl's work, visit elliehonl.com.