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Willy Heeks | My Findings
New Paintings
June 28 - July 28, 2012
First Thursday Reception July 5, 6-8pm
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Based in Rhode Island, Willy Heeks has been creating luminous abstract paintings for over thirty years. In Heeks’ solo exhibition at Elizabeth Leach Gallery, My Findings, each canvas is a very personal investigation into complex spatial relationships through the the use of pattern, organic line, and sensuous fields of color. Heeks interweaves multiple layers of brilliant color that electrify the picture plane with hints of graffiti and the natural world. In oil and acrylic on canvas, Heeks makes sophisticated, intuitive paintings of abstract ethereal spaces.

Willy Heeks, born in 1951, has gained a national reputation, exhibiting in New York, Los Angeles, and throughout the United States. He received his BFA from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston in 1973 and attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program that same year. His work has recently been acquired by the Peabody-Essex Museum (Salem, MA), Museum of Contemporary Art, (Detroit, MI), and the Cleveland Museum of Art (Ohio). He is also in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art (New York), Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), and the Museum of Modern Art (New York and San Francisco).



Exhibition Images

Yellow Float
Yellow Float
oil and acrylic on canvas
52.25 x 50.25 inches

 
 
After Image
After Image
oil and acrylic on canvas
50.25 x 52.25 inches
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The Eccentric Study
The Eccentric Study
oil and acrylic on canvas
61.25 x 63.25 inches

 
 
Present Meanings
Present Meanings
oil and acrylic on canvas
63.25 x 61 inches
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THe Ideal Green
The Ideal Green
oil and acrylic on canvas
63.25 x 61 inches

 
 
Studiohead
Studiohead
oil and acrylic on canvas
74.24 x 77.25 inches

 
 
The Research
The Research
oil and acrylic on canvas
63.25 x 61 inches
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