“Julie Heffernan’s paintings are so complex, both stylistically and in terms of content, that they continually surprise us. They are simultaneously portraits, still lifes and history paintings. Heffernan depicts in her paintings alternative habitats where human beings, often as personifications of herself, seek refuge from the catastrophic consequences of environmental damage, social ills, financial and political decisions or the global economy. The subject of the motives can never be comprehended with a short, superficial glance. Only upon detailed observation does the potential of Heffernan’s fantastic surrealism reveal itself.”
The exhibition will remain on view through December 20, 2014. For more information about the artist or available works, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.