“Engram” is an exhibit by Hollins University art professor Jennifer D. Anderson. It will be on display at Perspective Gallery in Squires Student Center Tuesday, Aug. 27, through Saturday, Sept. 28. 

There will be an opening reception at the gallery on Friday, Aug. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public. 

The Perspective Gallery is located on the second floor in Squires Student Center at Virginia Tech. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.  The gallery is closed on Mondays.

Anderson’s work involves hand-cutting intricate lace and repeating patterns into discarded reproductions of paintings, shattering the original picture, and creating a new image across the delicate remainders of paper and color.  

Dealing with the ephemeral, the work takes into account the vulnerable nature of life and, in the artist’s words, “reincarnates the discarded.”  Shadows created from the passage of light through these art works becomes integral to the art, and invite the viewer to ponder what is real.  

“The labor intensive process of hand-cutting these images, not only grants the ‘original’ reproduction with a new meaning visually and in form, but also a new sense of the artist’s hand,” said Anderson.

With a visitor’s pass, parking is available for Squires Student Center from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Squires Lot, located at the corner of College Avenue and Otey Street or the Architecture Annex Lot also on Otey Street. Parking meters within the Squires Lot will need to be paid. A visitor’s pass may be obtained Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Visitor Information Center, located at 965 Prices Fork Road, near the intersection of Prices Fork and University City Boulevard next to The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. A visitor’s pass may also be obtained from the Virginia Tech Police Station, located on Sterrett Drive, outside of the Visitor Information Center hours.

After 5 p.m., free parking is available in the Squires Lot, located at the corner of College Avenue and Otey Street or the Architecture Annex Lot also on Otey Street. Find more parking information online or call 540-231-3200.