Carol Heft, uses recycled materials in an exhibition of her new work at the Blue Mountain Gallery. The Gallery reception will be held on May 27, Thursday, 5:00-8:00 PM. There will be a concert by the Bill Warfield Quartet, and a gallery talk on Sunday, May 30, from 2:00-5:00 PM.
Carol uses bits of paper to create unified surfaces motivated by the Divisionism of Seurat, Byzantine and contemporary mosaic artists, architect Antonio Gaudi, and the whimsical imagery of Miro and Marc Chagall. Carol Heft studied painting with Robert Brackman, N.A., and later with Louisa Chase, Victor Lara, and Leland Bell at the Rhode Island School of Design. She currently lives and works in New York, and teaches art and art history at Muhlenberg College in Allentown PA, and Monroe College in the Bronx. “The more mature I become as an artist, the more I like to let the work tell me what to do – which means it is a very interactive process. Every mark changes the whole thing, so I spend a considerable amount of time looking, imagining, pretending, visualizing, trying things out, and revising. At a certain point it becomes clear that something is finished, it snaps into place in a sense.”