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Heidi Taillefer's "Muses and Heroes" at Irvine Contemporary, Washington D.C.

Posted in Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Taxidermy & Grotesk, Tentacles / Cephalopoda by Suzanne on April 3rd, 2008 | BBC Wikipedia


Complicated Shadows by Heidi Taillefer, 2006

Born 1970 in Montreal, Quebec, Heidi Taillefer - previously featured here - has been drawing since her very early childhood.

Her eccentric and often esoteric style may be the result of the devoted, decade-long, mostly autodidactic study of various artistic techniques.

Growing up in a very creative environment, Heidi never had to make aesthetic concessions that would dilute her unique brushwork.

She gets her inspiration from taxidermy, Wunderkammern, bizarre specimens displayed in natural history collections, circus & sideshow attractions... from the deformities and mutations that make all organic life so beautifully diverse and inimitable.

Her characters are chimerae of human, animal and robotic descent - organic and mechanic at the same time.

From Saturday onwards, Irvine Contemporary will be presenting her Muses and Heroes show to the interested Washington public.


Frustration Attraction by Heidi Taillefer, 2006

Opening reception (Heidi will be present): Saturday, April 5, 2008, 6 - 10 PM

On show: April 5 - May 10, 2008

Address: Irvine Contemporary, 1412 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA, tel: 202-332-8767 | Map

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