Hera Gallery Presents:

In Conversation by Uli Brahmst and Judy Spier &

Animations and Photographs From A Decadent World, Night by Mara Trachtenberg

 March 2nd – March 30th, 2019             
 Opening Reception: Saturday, March 2nd, 2019, 6-8p.m.
Artist Talk: Thursday March 28th, 7p.m.

Hera Gallery is proud to present the exhibitions In Conversation by Uli Brahmst and Judy Spier & Animations and Photographs From A Decadent World, Night by Mara Trachtenberg, two solo exhibitions by Gallery members. The show will take place at Hera Gallery, at 10 High Street in Wakefield, RI, from March 2st to March 30th, 2019. The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception on Saturday, March  2nd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Gallery will also be holding an artist talk on Thursday, March 28th, at 7p.m to discuss the artist’s process, materials, and ongoing artistic concepts.

In Conversation is collaboration between Hera artist member Uli Brahmst and Judy Spier using their camera-phones in the style of the Surrealist drawing game, Exquisite Corpse.  The exhibition is a visual representation of their engagement in a lively creative endeavor that would make them think, observe, explore, stretch their visual vocabulary, and above all, keep something playful and spontaneous in their shared experience and daily life.

Animations and Photographs From A Decadent World, Night is a series of fictional images by Hera artist member Mara Trachtenberg. Scenes from an imaginary world are rendered in sugar, brought into a visual reality through photography, sculpture, installation and animation. Inhabited by animals and animal/human creatures, this world examines hierarchal societal structures through the relationship between animals and humans. 

Uli Brahmst is a German born artist who has been living and working in the United States since 1996. Brahmst’s spirited portfolio encompasses painting, sculpture, fiber art, digital art as well as site-specific installation. Her work has been shown extensively in the United States and around the world in venues such as the Newport Art Museum, Bannister Gallery, Jamestown Art Center, Galleria Galou, Art Expo, The German Consulate, oodson Art Museum, Museo De Bellas Artes, Galerie Radost, and Gallerie R31. Brahmst is an elected member of the Art League of Rhode Island and an associate member of Hera Gallery.

Judy Spier is a video Producer/Director/Designer with an extensive fine arts background. Judy Spier has built a successful career in video production, corporate communications and the theatrical arts. She has created works in a wide range of media including: video, film, print, projections and video wall design. Video that she has produced and directed have been featured at the following: The Lincoln Center Salute to the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stars of a Summer Night, the Museum of the City of New York’s Star Awards, tributes to legendary choreographer-directors, Bob Fosse and Michael Bennett, Time Magazine’s 75th Anniversary Gala at Radio City Music Hall and Broadway Acts for Women.

Mara Trachtenberg was born and raised in Long Island New York. At the University of Rhode Island she studied English Literature and Women's Studies and earned her Bachelor's Degree in 1995. In 1997 she returned to school to study photography and art education and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 2000. Mara received her Master of Fine Arts Degree from The University of Connecticut in 2004. Mara has exhibited her work nationally and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Rhode Island and Community College of Rhode Island.


These programs are presented with partial support from The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts,  the Champlin Foundation, and The Friends of Hera. Hera Gallery is free and open to the public and is accessible to persons with disabilities. Parking is available.