Paintings by Mary Heilmann

March 20, 2012

Mary Heilmann is a New York painter originally from San Francisco. Her work plays an important role in contemporary abstract painting. Her current show at Hauser & Wirth in London "VIsions, Waves, and Roads" (running until April 5th), depicts scenes of road trips, waves from the California, Spanish, and New York coastlines, and several color works evoking tribute to Modernist masters like Malevich. Heillmann see's her shows as an entire installation, one large work functioning as a whole, each picture composing part of the story that Heilmann tells. The paintings currently on view at Hauser & Wirth create a narrative of the artist's life story, evoking imagery from various places and experiences that create her consciousness.