This catalog was published on the occasion of Heilmann's solo exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, London, in 2016. Edited by Lydia Yee. With an essay by Briony Fer and writings by Mary Heilmann.
Hardback, 192 pages, 100 color illustrations.
Looking at Pictures is full of thoughtful detail about the vivid life and art of Mary Heilmann. The comprehensive hard-cover catalog was published on the occasion of Heilmann’s major solo exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, London, in 2016. An introduction by Iwona Blazwick and essays by Lydia Yee and Briony Fer give thorough insight into the artist’s oeuvre. Spanning a wide range of media, the chapters encompass Heilmann’s paintings, ceramics, furniture, works on paper, and sketchbook pages. She takes an autobiographical approach to her abstract paintings, which are often homages to significant people and places. Friends, family, music, and television play important roles in her work, illustrated in the form of grids and geometric shapes with vivid colors that jump off the canvas. Readers gain new perspectives about Heilmann’s creative process throughout her five-decade career.