Susan Heggestad, “Because women are told they aren’t reliable witnesses to their own lives,” 2017, collograph ans stitching on cotton paper.

Vermillion-based artist Susan Heggestad will show Because, their evolving suite of textural prints reflecting on the subject of bodily violence, which opens at the little gallery in Blackstone with a reception on July 10. Floating, silhouetted forms of human heads, limbs and bodies are imprinted with or overlaid on patterns of lace, embossed papers and other textiles, encoding them with references to the domestic environment and evoking interwoven cycles of personal experience. Heggestad’s specialty is the collograph, a print made from the process of collaging various materials to create a composition; topstitched areas of each print add further dimensionality .

Because: A Collection of mixed-media prints on paper by Susan Heggestad opens at the little gallery on Saturday, July 10 with a public reception from 6-9pm, and runs through August 28. The gallery is located in the Mansion at Blackstone, 144 S. 39th Street and is open Thursday and Friday from 10am-5pm and on Saturday from 10am-1pm. For more information, visit


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