September, 2007

Julie Heffernan

The paintings of Julie Heffernan are a constant dilemma of opposites between the gorgeous and the grotesque, attraction and repulsion, with a bounty of enormous amounts of wealth and waste of resources, energy and lives. Each one of Heffernan’s figures are heavily draped with the carcasses of animals, strung with rose-webbing, bejeweled with medals and encircled by heads of state. As the artist’s frantic imagery[…..]