Mary Heilmann "To Be Someone"

The New Museum of Contemporary Art

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The exhibition will include paintings as well as ceramic sculptures and furniture made by the New York-based artist over the last forty years.

Heilmann (b. 1940) is one of the preeminent artists of her generation—a pioneering painter whose work injects abstraction with elements from popular culture and craft traditions. A “painter’s painter,” her straightforward, seemingly loose and casual approach belies a witty dialogue with art historical preconceptions. As Dave Hickey writes in the catalogue accompanying the exhibition: “The canons of geometric abstraction, Color Field painting, and Minimalism are honored in the spirit but not in the letter. In Heilmann’s synthesis, they are straightforwardly looted as available precedents.”

[Image: Mary Heilmann “Surfing on Acid” (2005) Oil on canvas 60 x 48 in.]



from October 22, 2008 to January 26, 2009


Mary Heilmann

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