Imprint - A Senior Art Show by Kaitlin Henderson
The Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present an exhibition of photographs by Kaitlin Henderson, a senior in the Visual Arts Certificate Program. An opening reception with the artist will be held Thursday, April 5 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. The Lucas Gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Henderson is a molecular biology major focusing on neuroscience. Her interest in human cognition is at the root of both her work in her major and her visual arts work. “I am interested in how we assign meaning to places, meaning that may seem arbitrary to others, even when the people and events that created it have changed or left,” notes Henderson. “How that meaning or connection to a place can be communicated by others, such as through photography, and how they interpret it through their own understanding of meaningful places is at the center of my show.”
While she has worked in a variety of media in the visual arts, Henderson did not use photography until taking classes through the Lewis Center. ‘The Visual Arts Program has been a great experience for me,” states Henderson. “I was able to explore media I had not tried before and had access to another means to pursue my ideas in a science field.” She plans to attend graduate school studying neuroscience upon leaving Princeton and to continue working in the visual arts.