WHEN THE WATER RISES: RECENT PAINTINGS BY JULIE HEFFERNAN OPENS AT VIRGINIA MOCA
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
757-425-0000 ex. 321Sallie@VirginiaMOCA.org
Virginia Beach, VA – September 4, 2018 - The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) celebrates the opening of When the Water Rises: Recent Paintings by Julie Heffernan.
Julie Heffernan's recent paintings create alternative habitats in response to environmental disaster and planetary excess. With rising waters, she imagines worlds in trees or on rafts in which undulating mattresses, tree boughs, and road signs guide the journey. Construction cones interrupt the landscape signaling places to stop, enter tiny interior worlds, and reflect on the human condition—its feckless activity, violence, …