SUE HEATLEY

OCTOBER 18 - NOVEMBER 26

Sweet Switchback, acrylic, flashe on linen, 24" x 30", $4200 Contact us for purchase

Sweet Switchback, acrylic, flashe on linen, 24" x 30", $4200

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Sounding Storm, acrylic, flashe on linen, 24" x 30", $4200 Contact us for purchase

Sounding Storm, acrylic, flashe on linen, 24" x 30", $4200

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Cool Swarm, acrylic, flashe on linen, 24" x 30", $3600 Contact us for purchase

Cool Swarm, acrylic, flashe on linen, 24" x 30", $3600

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From Up Above, acrylic, flashe on linen, 24" x 30", $3600 Contact us for purchase

From Up Above, acrylic, flashe on linen, 24" x 30", $3600

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Limerick Pool, monotype, gouache, ink, collage on Kitakata paper, 11.5" x 14", $1800 Contact us for purchase

Limerick Pool, monotype, gouache, ink, collage on Kitakata paper, 11.5" x 14", $1800

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Ruby Jangle, monotype, gouache, ink, collage on Kitakata paper, 11.5" x 14", $1800

Ruby Jangle, monotype, gouache, ink, collage on Kitakata paper, 11.5" x 14", $1800

Tumble Junction, acrylic, flashe on linen, 30" x 40", $5000 Contact us for purchase

Tumble Junction, acrylic, flashe on linen, 30" x 40", $5000

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Reaching Peachy, monotype, gouache, ink, collage on Kitakata paper, 11.5" x 14", $1800 Contact us for purchase

Reaching Peachy, monotype, gouache, ink, collage on Kitakata paper, 11.5" x 14", $1800

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Cool Captain, monotype, gouache, ink, collage on Kitakata paper, 11.5" x 14", $1800 Contact us for purchase

Cool Captain, monotype, gouache, ink, collage on Kitakata paper, 11.5" x 14", $1800

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Milky Lava Moon, monotype, gouache, ink, collage on Kitakata paper, 11.5" x 14", $1800 Contact us for purchase

Milky Lava Moon, monotype, gouache, ink, collage on Kitakata paper, 11.5" x 14", $1800

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Sugar Jumble, monotype, gouache, ink, collage on Kitakata paper, 11.5" x 14", $1800 Contact us for purchase

Sugar Jumble, monotype, gouache, ink, collage on Kitakata paper, 11.5" x 14", $1800

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Doctor Lemony , monotype, gouache, ink, on Kitakata paper, 11.5" x 14", $1800 Contact us for purchase

Doctor Lemony , monotype, gouache, ink, on Kitakata paper, 11.5" x 14", $1800

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Like most people around me, 2017 has been a year of feeling unmoored and insecure.  I have never considered my work to be socio-political, but the atmosphere in our country, the relentless noise of the news and increasing feeling of despair compelled me to work more directly, favoring fast-drying acrylic paints on linen to multi-step printmaking.  Beginning with the series of monotypes and intensifying in the paintings, solid graphic shapes, suggesting figures and cartoon text bubbles were joined by encroaching, somewhat sinister black dots.  In all there is an attempt at resolve, visually and spiritually.  Beauty wins out in my work, because I say so.  

Art has always been my way of navigating the world around me and this was my visual response to the noise of the day.  

Sue Heatley is a local Richmond artist who has been living in East Hampton, New York for the past twelve years. She has previously exhibited work at Quirk Gallery including ceramic pieces, prints, and textiles. This newest series of paintings is done on linen, "the sublime surface of which was as seductive as paper had been for years," says Heatley. "This is a new love affair with a new material and a renewed invitation to the viewer to gaze, jump in and swim around."