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“Living and Sustaining a Creative Life” with Julie Heffernan at The Strand, NY

The Strand Bookstore in New York (828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003) at 7pm on March 26th is hosting a panel of artists – including Mark Moore Gallery artist Julie Heffernan – in response to the book, “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life” edited by Sharon Louden and featuring essays by Heffernan, among others, about how these talents got started as artists and how they’ve continued to function over the years in the art world. It has gotten major traction all over the country and into Europe, with book events at such illustrious venues as the 92nd St. Y, the Miami Basel Art Fair among many others. For more information:  http://www.strandbooks.com/

Julie Heffernan

Julie Heffernan
Self-Portrait as Catastrophic Failure, 2013
oil on canvas
68 x 68 inches

Julie Heffernan at Palo Alto Art Center

Opening June 22 at the Palo Alto Art Center is MMG artist Julie Heffernan‘s traveling retrospective, “Sky is Falling.” On view through September 1, 2013, the exhibition will continue to travel throughout the country, and features many benchmark works from her impressive career.

Says the curator:

“Julie Heffernan draws from a rich art historical tradition of still lifes, landscapes, and portraiture to create her lush canvases. With traditional techniques she creates very topical representations that address climate change, consumption, and globalization. This exhibition will feature a wide range of paintings produced within the past ten years and is accompanied by a catalogue with an essay by Rebecca Solnit.”

Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Julie Heffernan now lives and works in New York. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the United States and is included in numerous national and international collections, including the Columbia Museum of Art in South Carolina and the Virginia Museum of Fine Art in Richmond. A traveling retrospective of her work was organized by the University Art Museum, University of Albany in 2006.

For more information, please visit the PAAC’s visitor page.


Julie Heffernan is Totally in Vogue

In all senses of the phrase, Julie Heffernan is in vogue. Three of her Self-Portrait works were on view during Armory Week on March 6 for the grand opening of the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation‘s brand new exhibition space inside Mana Contemporary. In all of their surrealist, fairy tale-esque qualities, the works are part of the Foundation’s permanent collection, which will be housed in the Tri-State area’s center for the public to enjoy.

In other news, a recent article in Vogue Italy celebrates Heffernan’s fantastical style as a modern homage to 16th Century painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo (pictured below), worthy of sharing wall space in the Palazzo Reale’s current Arcimboldo retrospective. We, too, can’t seem to get enough of her fresh take on classical technique, her experimentation with self-portraiture, her inclusion of mystical wildlife, flora, and fauna and her allegorical underpinnings.

Julie Heffernan at PPOW

The luscious paintings of Julie Heffernan are once again making their way over to PPOW (NY) for her sixth solo exhibition at the gallery.

Opening on April 29 (from 6-8pm), “Boy, Oh Boy” features new paintings by the artist that – for the first time – utilize a male primary figure. Art in America recently caught up with Julie in her studio to preview the works, which will be on view at PPOW through June 5, 2010.

NYAA Features Julie Heffernan

New York Academy of Art is currently hosting “private (dis)play” – an exhibition of the private sketchbooks, journals and other related works of American contemporary figurative artists.

Featured with Peter Drake, Mira Schor and seventeen others, MMG’s Julie Heffernan is on (dis)play through February 28, 2010. A series of lectures by the exhibition’s artists will take place throughout the month, so be sure to visit the exhibition’s website for further details.

Miami in Review

MMG had this fantasy of doing blog updates every night we were in Miami – but after spending ten hours in the booth, followed by two hours in meetings, followed by brief appearances at artist and colleague happenings around the city…a few hours of sleep sounded like a more pressing need.

Now that we are back, and (for the most part) caught up with our post-fair ops, we are thrilled to share some of the fair’s highlights with you:

• We were excited to place works by Tim Bavington, Julie Heffernan, Nobuhito Nishigawara, Yigal Ozeri, Jason Salavon, Allison Schulnik, Cordy Ryman, Ben Weiner and Kenichi Yokono with enthusiastic and quality collectors.

Kiel Johnson, Kim Dorland, Ben Weiner Jason Salavon and Yigal Ozeri all made the journey to Miami to visit us, for which we were very thankful and appreciative. We were able to catch up with them at our event at the Essex House, which we co-hosted with Catharine Clark Gallery, DCKT Contemporary, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, Electric Works, Hosfelt Gallery, Marx & Zavattero, Mixed Greens, Morgan Lehman Gallery, P.P.O.W., Paul Kopeikin Gallery and Rena Bransten Gallery.

• Sarah Douglas of Art + Auction and ArtInfo.com spoke with Catlin Moore (Gallery Manager) about works in the booth, and consequently announced the Metropolitan Museum’s acquisition of Jason Salavon‘s “Portrait (Hals)” for their permanent collection in her PULSE Miami review.

Ben Weiner‘s “C6H1206” went to the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation’s permanent collection, while Julie Heffernan‘s “Study for Self Portrait as Flat World” went to the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation.

• Museum des Beaux Arts Montreal acquired one of Allison Schulnik‘s videos, and 2×2 Gallery in Amsterdam confirmed a solo exhibition of new works by Kenichi Yokono.

• According to the Wall Street Journal‘s ongoing coverage, Miami had approximately 40,000 people in town for the fairs…dangerously close to 2007’s 43,000, and – we feel – largely indicative of a returning market. MMG personally met some fabulous collectors and writers over the week.

• Parties were prevalent – including free concerts by Santigold and the Sex Pistols – but MMG was too booked up to attend any functions besides their own. Because of this, they lived vicariously through the coverage on ArtForum, Flavorpill and ArtLog, and are only marginally bitter.

We sincerely thank all of our fervent collectors and MMG advocates for making the trip out this year, your support of our gallery and our artists is always deeply appreciated. Furthermore, our featured artists floored us with amazing work created for the booth, and their support of our ever-developing program. We thank them for providing us with such incredible art on an ongoing basis.

Check out the iPhone photojournalism efforts of MMG’S Gallery Manager, Catlin Moore, who apologizes for the horrendous quality of the images, but hopes they illuminate a small fraction of Miami’s greatness.

Next up: PULSE New York, 2010. Check back for the gallery’s announcement of this year’s solo booth artist.

Dear Miami: MMG Loves You

We came, we saw, we conquered….our booth, at least.

Day one of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair: Miami leaves us void of complaints and thrilled with the works we brought along. PULSE’s new location at the Ice Palace is absolutely perfect and pristine; not to mention the fabulous turnout of established and emerging galleries alike.

Check out some of the photos from our day (excuse the quality, had to snap ’em quick with the iPhone amongst installation) – and if you’re in the area, please visit us in Booth B-202, December 3 – 6th!

“Beyond Appearances” Features Julie Heffernan

Co-curated by Patricia Cazorla and Susan Hoeltzel, “Beyond Appearances” at the Lehman College Art Gallery celebrates the gallery’s 25th anniversary, as well as artists that oftentimes employ their own image in their works.

Showing alongside greats such as Eleanor Antin, Nick Cave and Kara Walker, Julie Heffernan will have her allegorical self-portraits included. For more information on the exhibition on view through November 12, 2009, click here.

Beyond Appearances

Julie Heffernan Catalogue Available NOW!

The catalogue produced in conjunction with Julie Heffernan’s current exhibition, “What Holds Up” is now available online! Thank you all for waiting so patiently, we are sure it’s worth the wait.

Please click here to preview and purchase the catalogue.

Julie Heffernan

Julie Heffernan on ArtSlant

Our current Julie Heffernan exhibition, “What Holds Up”, got a great review from Greg Stacy on ArtSlant. Read the review here. And, of course, if you have yet to stop by and see the show, let this be your inspiration!