University of Rochester

EVENT: 'Memento Mori,' an exhibition on death imagery from Kitty Hubbard

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: Now through March 2 in the Gallery at the Art & Music Library on the ground floor of Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester's River Campus. Hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

February 12, 2007

The recent work of Kitty Hubbard, assistant professor of art at the State University of New York College at Brockport, centers on visual and symbolic references to death in art throughout history, known as "memento mori." This exhibit focuses on this visual imagery and features large format inkjet prints on handmade Japanese paper.

Memento mori can be used to describe such references to death as a skeleton carved in a tombstone or rotting fruit in a painting. The photography in this exhibit highlights the significance of the flower as a symbol of life and death in art.

Hubbard, a native of Richmond, Va., received her bachelor's degree from Guilford College and her master of fine arts degree at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester. Her work has been featured in more than 60 exhibits throughout the United States as well as in two major photography textbooks. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the gallery at (585) 275-9249.