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Julie Heffernan

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Julie Heffernan at Mark Moore Gallery May 23rd, 2009 - July 3rd, 2009
Posted 6/8/09

      Julie Heffernan, to swipe a line from Walt Whitman, is large; she contains multitudes. Her art blossoms and bursts forth across the canvas like a garden seen through the miracle of time-lapse photography, overgrowing into gross and beautiful decadence before you, its fruits ripening and sagging on the vine. Bouquets of flowers are popping up over here, over there tangled and thorny roots are worming their way out of the soft earth. But along with all of that flora, strange fauna is also c... [more]

Interview with Julie Heffernan  

Julie Heffernan is currently on view in A 25th Anniversary Show (January 8 - February 12, 2011) celebrating the opening of Mark Moore's new gallery space in Culver City, CA.  The following interview between Sura Wood and Julie Heffernan took place in San Francisco after the opening of Broken Homes at Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco. Courtesy of the artist Sura Wood:  Could you please tell us about your background and your approach to your work? Julie Heffernan: I grew up in the East Bay of Northern Ca... [more]

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Julie Heffernan at Catharine Clark Gallery August 30th, 2008 - September 27th, 2008
Posted 9/6/08

In the knobby burls of the tree, bark-stripped and baring all, fantastical landscapes of worlds replicating our own unfold, telling strange stories of modern culture. In the bramble and briar, in the soil rich and dense, in the roots that must repeat themselves, Julie Heffernan's deeply figurative paintings address social issues with humor and mystery, laden in rich symbols and cryptic messages as well as blunt and literal representations. The trees open up to reveal the cross-section of s... [more]

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