Fifty years ago on May 19th, 1961, amateur radio enthusiasts, the Judica-Cordiglia brothers recorded a Soviet space transmission of a cosmonaut’s re-entry into earth’s atmosphere. These would be her last words. Her true identity was unknown, coined Ludmila, by newspaper pundits. Heather Gentleman has stitched together a life that may have existed, providing essence to her voice, her memory and her courage.
Join Studio Artist Heather Gentleman with her new installation in the Women’s Art Ruth Upjohn Gallery.
Ruth Upjohn Gallery, May 18th to 29th, 2021
Heather Gentleman lives and works in Toronto. Her education includes a MFA from Chelsea College of Art in London, UK, an Honours BA in Fine Arts at the University of Guelph. Her work has won several international arts awards and has been featured in several books, magazines, design annuals and media, in local, national and international media. It is also found in private and corporate collections in Canada, U.S., Asia, France and Great Britain. In addition to solo exhibits, she regularly participates in group shows. Heather ran her own gallery/studio school in the Historic Distillery District and acted as the Selection Committee Chair at Propeller Gallery in the Queen Street West Gallery District. She is currently an instructor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University.