‘Past Present Future’ at Hauser & Wirth in Zürich is an exhibition of paintings, furniture, and ceramics, by the American artist Mary Heilmann. Along with earlier work dating back to the 1970’s, the exhibition features a new body of paintings made during the global pandemic at her Long Island studio in Bridgehampton, New York. It also includes a digital slide projection, titled ‘Her Life’ (2006), which is accompanied by a musical soundtrack.
Mary Heilmann’s works often draw from her own personal experiences, and reference Heilmann’s favourite landscapes, songs and movies. She has said, ‘Each of my paintings can be seen as an autobiographical marker, a cue, by which I evoke a moment from my past, or my projected future, each a charm to conjure a mental reality and to give it physical form.’
Mary Heilmann: Past Present Future / Hauser & Wirth Zürich. Zürich (Switzerland), March 2, 2021.
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