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Jeanne Heifetz
updated: 12/29/2014
website: www.jeanneheifetz.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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We Had These Bodies I
We Had These Bodies II
Approach/A Void
Approach/A Void II
Approach/A Void III
Surface Tension 22
Surface Tension 6
Surface Tension 5
Surface Tension 9
Surface Tension 26
Surface Tension: Ruby, Steel
Surface Tension: Amber, Coral
Surface Tension: Steel, Rose
Surface Tension: Amber, Coral
Surface Tension: Basalt Layers
 
Portfolio Keywords:  pattern, abstract, geometric, science, organic
 
 
We Had These Bodies I by Jeanne Heifetz
We Had These Bodies I
Ink on handmade hemp and flax paper
2014
23" x  31" 
We Had These Bodies II by Jeanne Heifetz
We Had These Bodies II
Ink on handmade flax paper, sized with persimmon juice
2014
22" x  28" 
Approach/A Void by Jeanne Heifetz
Approach/A Void
Ink on handmade flax paper
2014
22" x  28" 
Approach/A Void II by Jeanne Heifetz
Approach/A Void II
Ink on handmade kozo paper
2014
11.5" x  12.5" 
Approach/A Void III by Jeanne Heifetz
Approach/A Void III
Ink on two layers of handmade kozo paper
2014
13" x  18" 
Surface Tension 22 by Jeanne Heifetz
Surface Tension 22
Copper, graphite, bronze, zinc, nickel, wax, on quartzite
2013
24" x  24" 
Surface Tension 6 by Jeanne Heifetz
Surface Tension 6
Slate, hematite, iron, wax.
2012
8.5" x  11" 
Surface Tension 5 by Jeanne Heifetz
Surface Tension 5
Quartzite, bronze, zinc, nickel, copper, mica, graphite, wax.
2012
12 " x  24 " 
Surface Tension 9 by Jeanne Heifetz
Surface Tension 9
Quartzite, bronze, copper, zinc, nickel, iron, silver graphite, stainless steel, wax.
2013
5.5 " x  9 " 
Surface Tension 26 by Jeanne Heifetz
Surface Tension 26
Graphite, pewter, copper, bronze, zinc, nickel, wax, on quartzite.
2014
24" x  24" 
Surface Tension: Ruby, Steel by Jeanne Heifetz
Surface Tension: Ruby, Steel
Acid-etched glass hand-stitched to stainless-steel mesh
2010
20" x  20" 
Surface Tension: Amber, Coral by Jeanne Heifetz
Surface Tension: Amber, Coral
Acid-etched glass hand-stitched to stainless-steel mesh
2010
20" x  20" 
Surface Tension: Steel, Rose by Jeanne Heifetz
Surface Tension: Steel, Rose
Acid-etched glass hand-stitched to stainless-steel mesh
2010
10" x  10" 
Surface Tension: Amber, Coral by Jeanne Heifetz
Surface Tension: Amber, Coral
Acid-etched glass hand-stitched to stainless-steel mesh (3 layers)
2010
12 " x  12 "  x 2 " 
Surface Tension: Basalt Layers by Jeanne Heifetz
Surface Tension: Basalt Layers
Acid-etched glass hand-stitched to stainless-steel mesh (3 layers)
2010
12 " x  12 "  x 2 " 

Artist Statement
Swiss mathematician Jean-Louis Nicolet argues that the mind does not instinctively grasp scientific principles through the conscious study of formulas. True scientific understanding begins instead with an intuitive process that unites direct apprehension of the natural world with our own internal associations, knowledge we may not be aware we possess.

Perhaps certain natural forms resonate deeply with us because they spark more of these unconscious associations.  For me, one of the strongest resonant visual frequencies is the structure of foams, which occur throughout the universe at every scale from the clustering of galaxies to the growth of sea sponges.

One of the most familiar foams – a cluster of soap bubbles – begins as an agglomeration of perfect spheres. As gravity drains away the water, the cluster becomes an array of complex polyhedra.  The dynamic transition between these two states creates myriad fragile, hybrid forms that mathematicians struggle to define.

Each piece in this series captures, as on a microscope’s slide, a fleeting configuration of these unstable forms. We are hard-wired to seek out visual pattern, yet patterns that are easy to discern do not hold our attention. When confronted by images that refuse to resolve into a predictable arrangement, our neural pathways remain excited, questioning, alive. The images challenge our unconscious mind to perceive – or, as Nicolet might argue, to recognize -- their underlying architecture.

The very act of searching poses another question: do we find order in the universe or impose our expectations of order upon it?  Scientists are now discovering that even at the cellular level, randomness plays a large, perhaps even dominant role. Does this visual amalgam of randomness and order remind us of something we have long understood about the natural world, even if we don’t yet know that we know it?

Artist Bio / CV

Solo/2-Person

2015:             Solo, AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH

Solo, Alexey Von Schlippe Gallery, Univ. of CT, Groton, CT
            Main Window (w/Paula Overbay), Brooklyn, NY

2014:             Solo, Lane Comm. Coll., Eugene, OR

“Trajectories” (w/Orna Feinstein), ArtspaceNC, Raleigh, NC

2013:             Solo, Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC

Solo, Earlville Opera House, Earlville, NY

“Inside Armature” (w/Cara Tomlinson), Idaho Falls Arts Ctr., Idaho Falls, ID

2012:             “Substance and Shadow” (w/Krista Svalbonas), Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA

Selected Group Shows

2014:             “Visions Revealed,” Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY

 Installation, Memorial Sloane-Kettering Hospital, New York, NY

“Shifting Ecologies,” The Painting Ctr., New York, NY

“The Last Brucennial,” New York, NY            

“Slight of Hand,” Seton Art Gallery, Univ. of New Haven, New Haven, CT

            “Slate as Muse,” Slate Valley Museum, Granville, NY

             “9x9x3: New Visions,” Dubuque Art Museum, Dubuque, IA

2013:            “Cell Mates,” Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall Univ., South Orange, NJ

            2013 Juried Exhibition, Ctr. for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ (juror: John Yau)

            “New Acquisitions,” Fresh Paint Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“Take Old Road New Way,” Korean Cultural Ctr., New York, NY

“Fractured Light and Color,” Kirkland Art Ctr., Clinton, NY

“9x9x3: New Visions,” Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT

2012:             “Edges and Grids,” McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA

“9x9x3: New Visions,” Marywood Univ. Art Gallery, Scranton, PA; and Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT

"ViewPoints 2012," Ben Shahn Galleries, Wm. Paterson Univ., Wayne, NJ

“Walk the Line,” School 33 Gallery, Baltimore, MD

“Chromophilia,” Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

“Botanic/Organic,” Union Street Gallery, Chicago, IL