In this virtual exhibition, 303 Gallery presents work by Mary Heilmann. Starting in the late 1960s, as a young artist in New York, Heilmann helped puncture the male-dominated world of abstract expressionism with colorful, geometric, and often witty compositions that nod to her native California.
The six pieces on view—five paintings and a ceramic wall hanging (pictured) made between 1985 and 2018—coalesce into something of a micro-survey tracing Heilmann's trajectory once she had hit her stride by the early 1980s: as a whole, demonstrating how geometric abstraction continually grounded her practice, while, individually, each composition embodies a distinct stylistic permutation within the broader arc of her work.
Also included in the show are photos and videos depicting Heilmann at her idyllic Bridgehampton, New York, studio, out of which she has worked regularly since 1995.
Mary Heilmann, Two Spot Charm, 1995. Oil on canvas, 58 x 39 x 1 1/4 inches. © Mary Heilmann, courtesy 303 Gallery, New York.