The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, October 24, 2014


Mary, Blinky, Yay! Mary Heilmann and Blinky Palermo in dialogue at Kunstmuseum Bonn
Blinky Palermo, Red, Yellow and Blue, 1975, Acryl auf Aluminium, 4 Teile, je 27x 21 cm. Kunstmuseum Bonn, Foto: Kunstmuseum Bonn/ Reni Hansen.
BONN.- Starting with its own collection of works by the great colorist August Macke, the Kunstmuseum has for decades focused on painting, this “old” and continually “young” medium so capable of renewal. It is against this background that the solo exhibition of the American artist Mary Heilmann can be understood, whose oeuvre recently has inspired the increasing interest of the art community.

Heilmann was born 1940 in San Francisco and began her career as a ceramicist. But as early as 1968 when she subsequently settled in New York, she switched to painting—at the time very much dominated by men—and developed an abstract pictorial vocabulary, which is not easy to pin down or classify. At times her work has been dominated by a geometric, then in turn a more organic, abstraction, without Heilmann ever losing herself in any self-complacent l’art pour l’art. Heilmann’s painting, marked by calculated breaches and consciously staged irregularities, reflects her personal life, which finds coded expression in her images. Thus green and blue richly painted waves cite an endless summer on the beaches of the Pacific. Yellow lines arrayed in perspective recall the highway dividing lines on a long night’s drive. It is in this way that Heilmann links figuration with abstraction, pictoriality with pictorial narration and so avoids the one-dimensionality of a clearly identifiable statement. Through such “laid-back” openness, Heilmann has become a role model for many younger American as well as European artists, who have been stimulated by her images but also by her artistic standpoint.

The ambiguity of her pictures also provides Heilmann’s starting point for this exhibition that has been conceived specifically for Kunstmuseum Bonn and invites a visual dialogue with another artist personality who was likewise born in the 1940s but died very young. Knowing of the museum’s rich holdings especially in the field of painting, Heilmann was inspired to suggest a tête-à-tête with the paintings and wall objects of Blinky Palermo (1943-1977). She has speculated on finding here a related sensibility and a comparative proficiency vis-à-vis the dogmas of Modernism. In this
respect the Bonn show will also represent an homage to Blinky Palermo, who would
have celebrated his 70th birthday this June.





Today's News

July 13, 2013

Fangio's Mercedes becomes most valuable car ever sold at auction: $29,650,095

Lennon's Ferrari smashes records at Bonhams auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Switzerland returns pre-Columbian treasure to Peru after person tried to sell it over the Internet

Art Institute of Chicago receives nearly 1,000 works of art in single gift from Dorothy Braude Edinburg

Experts row over 'earliest' Chinese inscriptions find at the Zhuangqiaofen archaeological site

Mary, Blinky, Yay! Mary Heilmann and Blinky Palermo in dialogue at Kunstmuseum Bonn

Fire ravages Paris mansion once home to Voltaire; Murals, paintings and frescoes succumbed to the flames

The Knoxville Museum of Art presents Thornton Dial's "Thoughts on Paper" exhibition

On Deck: Group exhibition referencing baseball terminology opens at Marc Straus

Nationalmuseum announces acquisition of portrait by Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller

"Paper Weight: Genre-Defining Magazines 2000 to Now" opens at Haus der Kunst

Mark Leckey's "The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things" opens at De La Warr Pavilion

Chrysler Museum acquires 19th century glass cameo plaque created by George and Thomas Woodall

Strike shuts Mont-Saint-Michel abbey for third day

Australia's Barrier Reef slips into 'poor' health

Master Paintings Week comes of age

International group exhibition organised by Sao Paulo-based curator Adriano Pedrosa opens at White Cube

Works from ars viva prize to young Germany-based visual artists presented at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein

The Dayton Art Institute partners with Dayton Visual Arts Center to present exhibition

Space is the Place: Contemporary art meets science fiction at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Image of a Christ without a beard, short hair and wearing a toga unearthed in Spain

2.- Giant mosaic unearthed in mysterious tomb in Amphipolis in northern Macedonia

3.- Bonhams sale of 18th century French decorative arts to benefit Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

4.- Paris flustered by erection of 'sex-toy' sculpture; Paul McCarthy slapped by a passer-by

5.- High art or vile pornography? Marquis de Sade explored in Orsay museum exhibition

6.- 'Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

7.- Greek culture minister says Elgin Marbles return a matter of 'global heritage'

8.- Vandals deflate Paris 'sex-toy' sculpture by American artist Paul McCarthy after outrage

9.- Exhibition at National Gallery in London explores Rembrandt's final years of painting

10.- 'Hans Memling: A Flemish Renaissance' opens at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site