Artist Jan-Ru Wan will present the Mercer-Kesler Lecture at Meredith College on February 7, 2019.
Jan-Ru Wan’s exhibition “Observing the Inner Voice” examines the connections between art, religion and spirituality. The work is on view in the Weems Gallery through March 5, 2019.
“Your culture is imprinted in your mind, and this imprint determines how you perceive things. Through perception, this imprint evolves in every second and every place, refining itself to produce a new experience, and ultimately a new culture. Born in Taiwan, but educated in the United States, I have observed differences between the two places in terms of art, philosophy, politics, religion, and society, but I have come to understand that the basic human desires and needs do not drastically differ. These commonalities drive my research and my work,” she said.
Schedule of events:
4:30-5:15 p.m. Lecture by Jan-Ru Wan on the connections that religion and spirituality play in her art. This lecture has limited seating and will be held in Gaddy-Hamrick Lecture Hall 137.
5:15-6:30 p.m. Artist Reception & Informal Gallery Talk with the artist on artwork curated for “Observing the Inner Voice”. Held in Gaddy-Hamrick Weems Gallery.
Both events are free and open to the public
The Mercer-Kesler Lecture is an annual lecture sponsored this year by Meredith’s Art Department. This lecture series is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Mercer-Kesler Fund and the Mary Stowe Gullick Fund.