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Curator-led tour of Mary Heilmann at Whitechapel Gallery

29 June 2016 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

We are honoured to have Whitechapel Gallery Chief Curator Lydia Yee lead us on a tour of the recently opened exhibition ‘Mary Heilmann: Looking at Pictures’.  

Mary Heilmann, Crashing Wave, 2011 (detail), Oil on canvas, 127 x 101.60 cm, © Mary Heilmann, Photo: Thomas Müller, Courtesy of the artist, 303 Gallery, New York, and Hauser & Wirth
Mary Heilmann, Crashing Wave, 2011 (detail), Oil on canvas, 127 x 101.60 cm, © Mary Heilmann, Photo: Thomas Müller, Courtesy of the artist, 303 Gallery, New York, and Hauser & Wirth
Abstract painter and ceramicist Mary Heilmann reflects the energy and excitement of the 1960s and California life. She studied literature, poetry, ceramics and sculpture, and melds those influences into work for which the backstory is essential. We are fortunate to have Lydia Yee sharing those backstories with us.   Heilmann (b. 1940) takes colour, line and shape on unexpected journeys. Polka dots waft across eye-popping hues corralled within irregular rectangles. The poetry of her works lies in the tension between the rigours of geometry and the contingencies of the human and the organic. Coffee will be available in the cafe from 9:30.  The tour will start promptly at 10 am. Price: Patrons – Free; Friends – £10; Guests – £20. RSVP to rsvp@UKFriendsofNMWA.org.  and post cheque to Box 539, 28 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3SS. Save Save Save Save

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Date:
29 June 2016
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Whitechapel Gallery
77 Whitechapel High Street
London, E1 7QX United Kingdom
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