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Self-Portrait as Decoy

Self-Portrait as Decoy

Cover | Julie Heffernan

Self-Portrait as Decoy (oil on canvas). Julie Heffernan’s paintings reveal her preoccupation with baroque sensibilities—the interior spaces of her compositions often refer to grand ballrooms and ornate drawing rooms, while the figures are weighted by fantastical costumes overwrought with flora and fauna. She has undergraduate degrees in painting and printmaking from U.C. Santa Cruz and a graduate degree in painting from Yale. Her work has won her critical attention in numerous publications, including The New York Times. Heffernan’s paintings are included in public collections at the Columbia Museum of Art, the Norton Museum of Art, the Weatherspoon Art Gallery, the Zabludowicz Art Trust and since 2005, at San Francisco’s Catharine Clark Gallery. Heffernan lives and works in New York.

The Catharine Clark Gallery, adjacent to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, emphasizes content-driven work from contemporary artists that challenges both the traditional use of materials and formal aesthetics. For more information, please visit www.cclarkgallery.com or email info@cclarkgallery.com.

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