Wally Workman Gallery presents Ellen Heck: "Form and Function" opening reception
Wally Workman Gallery will open their fifth solo show with artist Ellen Heck. This show, "Form and Function," is a study of portraiture, symbolism, and topology inspired by William Adolphe Bouguereau's Broken Pitcher (La Cruche Cassée, 1891).
Several of these new paintings highlight the formal similarities between vessels and Klein bottles (a non-orientable surface with no boundary), calling attention to the repetition, substitution, and compression required to create both a symbol and a painting. Vessels, Möbius strips, and Klein bottles merge and transform in this kaleidoscopic fusion of 19th century French portraiture and mathematical topology.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through March 29.