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In the gallery: “The Visual Voice of Autism”

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Bloomington Briefing Published July 29, 2022
Updated on November 2, 2022
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Minnesota artist Harrison Halker Heinks examines reflective surfaces in his photography. By capturing multiple planes with one image, Heinks builds an experience where viewers can simultaneously look through, at and in front of the subject. Uniting a single image from several layers evokes emotion with Heinks who intends to express how it feels to live with autism.

Heinks received a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder as a child. By including self-portraits in some of his work, Heinks is motivated to show how he sometimes sees himself as in between reality and being overlooked by society. Through his artwork, Heinks’ voice emerges.

The exhibition is on display through September 11 in the Atrium Gallery at Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road. For gallery hours and information about the exhibition, visit