Angela Heisch’s new paintings pull your attention toward formal activity at the edges of their square substrates, and in effect, showcase a dominant centrality. Complex symmetrical structures echoing ArtDeco or post-war industrial design harbors a prevalent motif: the black circle. Painted with gouache, their matte surface grants these solid shapes the ability to feel vacuous against a pattern-rich field of jewel-toned plumage. The work is wholly ominous –a dark comedy with beauty-mark dots and hair-thin lines as its protagonists.
~ Amie Cunat
photos courtesy of the artist