Andrea Joyce Heimer's Domestic Scenes Recall The Magic Of Everyday Life
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
To look at one of Andrea Joyce Heimer’s paintings is to feel at once comforted and confused. Bold patterns clutter the walls of her domestic scenes, which lean at implausible angles, distorting your perception. With plants and knickknacks scattered about living rooms and bathrooms, she builds settings of organized chaos. A framed image of a sinking ship hangs on the wall of a room where girls are swooning over an unobtainable crush. A homey wallpaper pattern peppered with apples and cowboys adorns another space, where a tame holiday party is underway.
“Everyday settings are where life happens,” she told The Huffington Post. “I have been devastated at kitchen tables, awestruck on car roofs while staring at the sky, and haunted by things I saw in backyards.”
The site of most of these hallmark happenings was Heimer’s hometown, Great Falls, Montana, where she grew up in the '80s. She was adopted, and consequently suffered from feelings of isolation and depression, comforting herself
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