The SEAD Gallery is honored to display Hailey Herrera’s installation, “Into the Woods.” This set of pieces is a beautiful testament to the artist’s incredible talent for watercolor landscapes and even features striking depictions of A&M’s famed Century Tree. The exhibition will be on display starting October 20, 2016 and ending December 10, 2016 with an opening reception on October 20, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the SEAD Gallery to welcome Herrera and her work.
Herrera’s intentional curation of paintings is reflective of her love for the colors of wooded nature. Having grown up in South Korea exploring the wooded and mountainous areas, the artist has developed a watercolor palette that is vibrant, bright, and rich with incredible depth and wonderful tonal ranges. This is all evident in the “Into the Woods” installation which Herrera says are creations of recent years emulating Texas landscapes or other creations of her mind. “My intention is to capture the beauty of the woods by layering watercolors on rice paper,” says Herrera.
Although she grew up in South Korea, Herrera came to the United States in 1996 for her graduate studies, and went on to earn her PhD from Texas A&M University in 2004. She worked as a research scientist and lecturer for a while before deciding to take the community art classes that began her passionate pursuit of watercolor. Each watercolor piece in this exhibit is thoughtful and full of touching hues that are so expressive of Herrera’s careful forethought.
Join the SEAD Gallery Thursday, October 20th in welcoming Herrera and her artwork. Her moving interpretations of nature are sure to touch your heart and soul. Until the show, learn more about Hailey Herrera at her website, hailey-herrera.com.