Nohra Haime Gallery
Julie Hedrick: Green
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JULIE HEDRICK: GREEN, an exhibition of 14 paintings, will be on view at the Nohra Haime Gallery from June 19th to July 30th. Hedrick’s green canvases express her heart-felt homage to the earth, as she invites us to remember our connection with the universe and our inner selves.
Hedrick’s work is focused and deeply connected. “This is the year of green,” she comments, alluding to the struggle felt worldwide between changing weather patterns and concentrated greed. Her paintings are visual poems, deceptively simple yet extensively experienced. She examines the earth’s spiritual planes as she channels nature’s purest essence.
The intriguing appearance of texture is produced with handmade oil paints where numerous layers of color coexist upon the canvas and vibrate below the surface. In Into the Forest, 2011, Hedrick creates a powerful and mysterious effect, taking the observer on a spiritual journey through a green canopy. The vaporous quality evokes the forest’s mystique and humidity, allowing memories and landscapes to interact and become one. With quiet intensity, she captures the intriguing yet harmonious connection we experience when surrounded by nature.
Hedrick’s work is highly connected to her husband, Peter Wetzler’s, piano extractions. Like in music, meditation upon her painting gathers meaning over time, thus creating rhythms in this dance of life that flow in through our eyes, giving us a glance into a pure world.
This collection of extraordinary paintings transforms the gallery into a meditative space. Charged with aesthetic rhythm, political turmoil, and spiritual renewal, they provoke real emotion.
Hedrick has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Canada. She has also participated to great acclaim in performances, poetry readings, set designs and discussion panels. Born in 1958 in Toronto, Canada, Hedrick now lives in Kingston, New York. She is a Graduate of the Painting Studio Program, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, (NSCAD). She also studied anatomy and physiology. Since 1990 Hedrick not only has been painting but also writing poetry.
DATES: June 19 – July 30, 2012
RECEPTION FOR THE ARTIST: Tuesday, June 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie Garrett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-888-3550