Faculty Highlights

Roe exhibits “Wretched Yew” at Tracey Morgan Gallery

Pieces from art professor Dawn Roe’s ongoing series, “Conditions for an Unfinished Work of Mourning: Wretched Yew,” are currently on display at the Tracey Morgan Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina.

Produced over a two-year period, “Wretched Yew” draws on the yew tree and its location in the Pacific Northwest as its subject in relation to Roe’s past experience in the region. Works in the exhibition connect the complex narratives and mythological associations of the yew tree—known as a symbol of death and regeneration—to Roe’s ongoing concerns with the limitations of photographic modes of representation as reliable artifacts of the past. 

Roe’s exhibition at the Tracey Morgan Gallery runs through November 14.