Sky is Falling: Paintings by Julie Heffernan October 20-January 26, 2014
Self-Portrait Moving Out, 2010, Oil on canvas, 54 x 78 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery
Our summer exhibition organized by the Palo Alto Art Center travels to the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento this fall from October 20, 2013 to January 26, 2014. “What we imagine we can manifest”—Julie Heffernan
Julie Heffernan draws from a rich art historical tradition of still life, 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.