There is a mash up of buildings layered with crumbled walls, colors clashing, open doors peering into vacuous spaces. Markets hanging display of clothes next to electronics next to hanging meat, all jumbled together with each having equal value in urgency.
Shelley Heffler, Painter
360 Xochi Quetzal Winter 2017 Artist-in-Residence
Shelley Heffler's paintings reference maps, cartography, transit systems
and ancient ruins. Her work explores global concerns and shifting boundaries of society and politics. See examples of her work and read more about Shelley and our
other 2017 resident artists on our website:
We will be announcing our new themed residency in January 2018.
Photo: A Starry Night, Acrylic and Enamel on Canvas
Thank you for coming to Northern Arizona with your excellent art pieces. It was a delight to see your "break-out" forms of expression, all tied to the Earth, the biosphere, and maps in our new Anthropocene Era.
I applaud your new 'vocabulary' for moving beyond flat forms into 'sculpted' canvasses that also contain vivid colors and hints of cryptic meaning from the world of human activity (maps and human impact on the planet). The forms themselves were alluring and the colors, textures, and hints of humanity made for a pleasing new synergism.
*** And every home needs a few of your colorful biogenic spheres!
With applause and best wishes,
Dr. Kennard B. Bork
Sedona, AZ 86336
Solo Exhibition at Verde Art Gallery of Yavapai College