reviews

  • Julie Heffernan

    Peter Miller Gallery

    Julie Heffernan provides precisely the kind of thing one might expect from fin-de-millénnium painting (though it’s pretty rarely found): a mannered, even claustrophobic engagement with canonical Western art practice. In her canvases, though, the heart of that canon is subtly undercut and oddly deflated, producing neither parody nor homage but a new and fully realized incarnation of honored artistic territories. In her paintings, easily recognizable historical prototypes—in the recent show, they included the likes of Velázquez, Mantegna, Lorenzo Lotto, Dosso Dossi, and Piero di Cosimo—rise again,

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