Installation view of the exhibition Mary Heilmann: Some Pretty Colors, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2008.

Mary Heilmann

Some Pretty Colors

On September 17, 2008, Zwirner & Wirth will present a selection of paintings and works on paper from the last three decades by the American artist Mary Heilmann. Named after one of the artist's signature colorful, abstract canvases (Some Pretty Colors, 2001; illustrated at right), the exhibition will explore the development of Heilmann's distinctive painterly style with works that date from 1989 to 2006.
Drawing inspiration from her own experience, including the Southern California surf culture of her childhood, the San Francisco beatnik era of her teen years, the punk and new wave music scenes of 1970s and early 80s New York, and her formal training as a sculptor and ceramist, Heilmann incorporates a complex amalgam of personal references, cultural influences, and craft traditions in an artistic practice that includes painting, painted ceramics, and constructed furniture.

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Dates
September 17November 1, 2008
Artist
Mary Heilmann

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