Mary Heilmann, ‘Sunny Chair for Whitechapel (2016) (Pink)’, 2016, Whitechapel Gallery
Mary Heilmann, ‘Sunny Chair for Whitechapel (2016) (Pink)’, 2016, Whitechapel Gallery
Mary Heilmann, ‘Sunny Chair for Whitechapel (2016) (Pink)’, 2016, Whitechapel Gallery
Mary Heilmann, ‘Sunny Chair for Whitechapel (2016) (Pink)’, 2016, Whitechapel Gallery

For the Whitechapel Gallery, Mary Heilmann has created an edition of twelve Sunny Chairs to accompany her major exhibition Mary Heilmann: Looking at Pictures 8 June – 21 August 2016. The edition comprises of four colours (three chairs in each colour).

This group of sculptural chairs are part of an evolving series, which feature in her Whitechapel Gallery exhibition. In the context of her paintings, these chairs appear as objects, or three-dimensional paintings. Hand-painted in glowing pastel colours; mint, pink, chartreuse and green, these works form part of the mise en scène that Heilmann creates, offering viewers a place to linger. A chartreuse green or blue green play a game of mix and match with the paintings on the walls around them.

Signature: Signed, numbered and dated verso with engraved plaque

Featured in the artist's solo show at Whitechapel Gallery, Summer 2016.

About Mary Heilmann

American, b. 1940, San Francisco, California, based in New York, New York