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Harma Heikens at Witzenhausen Gallery, New York

by Suzanne on May 3rd, 2011

Mother and Child by Harma Heikens, mixed media, 2004 - click to enlarge

I just got an email from the great Harma Heikens (previously mentioned here and here) informing me of an upcoming exhibition of hers opening this Thursday at a great gallery I have to admit I have never heard of before but it looks very exquisite indeed. With galleries in Amsterdam and New York, Witzenhausen has a fantastic line-up of painters, photographers and sculptors.

Harma will be showing five new pieces at their New York gallery while Oksana Badrak will be exhibiting in Amsterdam.

Treasure Island by Harma Heikens, mixed media, 2005 - click to enlarge

Opening reception: May 5, 2011, 6 - 8 PM

On show: May 5 - Jun 4, 2011

Address: Witzenhausen Gallery, 5th Floor, Suite 508, 547 West 27th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenue, New York 10001, USA, tel: 212 239 1124, email: chelsea@witzenhausengallery.nl

Gallery hours: Tue - Sat: 11 AM - 6 PM, and by appointment

Press release

Artist's website

Harma Heikens, Ray Caesar et al. at Corey Helford, Culver City

by Suzanne on January 20th, 2011

Death and a nine-year-old by Harma Heikens, mixed media, 2008 - click to enlarge

And... yet another show announcement for the Culver City area and it seems that Ray Caesar (previously featured here, here, here, here, here, here and everywhere) is a busy man this month.

In the Nursery is a "contemporary interpretation of classic American nursery art" and has a very interesting line-up of artists including Chris Anthony, Tom Bagshaw, Shawn Barber, Scott G. Brooks, Ray Caesar (image below), Sas & Colin Christian, Korin Faught, Harma Heikens (image above), Liz McGrath and Martin Wittfooth. So this should be rather sweet.

I find it particularly interesting to see Liz McGrath rise from the interweb grave. I haven't really seen any new works since 2009 when she started using her mailing list contacts to regularly inform everyone what her husband Morgan Slade's been up to. Something I'm really not that interested in. But OH WELL.

Details below. Please note that the reception starts at 8 PM, not as 7 PM as listed on the website and that the Harma Heikens image only serves illustrative purposes as I'm not sure which of her works will be on show.

Beloved by Ray Caesar - click to enlarge

Opening reception: Saturday, January 29, 2011, 8 - 10 PM

On show: January 29 - February 9, 2011

Address: Corey Helford Gallery, 8522 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232, USA, tel: 310-287-2340

Hours: Tue - Sat: 12 - 6 PM

Featuring: Chris Anthony, Tom Bagshaw, Shawn Barber, Scott G. Brooks, Ray Caesar, Sas & Colin Christian, Korin Faught, Harma Heikens, Liz McGrath, Martin Wittfooth, and many others

Porcellana Nervosa

by Suzanne on September 24th, 2007

Mother and Child by Harma Heikens, mixed media, 80 x 60 x 40 cm, 2004

For the stressed reader: The Sliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiideshow! Much shorter this time. I promise.

If you're a sculptor working with porcelain/ceramics/glass/ivory et al. and want to be added to Porcellana Nervosa, please feel free to leave a comment to this post.

BoingBoing's Antique Ivory Skull Statuettes

Barnaby Barford (site currently down - visit DesignBoom instead!)

Crystal Morey (via The StuntKid)

Cynthia Consentino (via SubStrom)

Harma Heikens (via Andrea Natale)

Hieronymus Bosch Action Figures (by the Parastone Mouseion collection)

Julien Martinez (previously featured here)

Justin Novak (via Glubibulga)

Les Deux Garcons (previously featured here)

Liu Jianhua (I was lucky enough to see some of his sculptures at the beautiful Mahjong show in Berne - via Andrea Natale)

Lucio Bubacco (via Notes From Somewhere Bizarre)

Mark Ryden's Angel of Meat (seen here exhibited at Carrie Secrist Gallery)

Martin Klimas

Pia Stadtbäumer

Renée Laferriere (via Strange Little Girls)

Richard Stipl (via Hugo)


Charles Krafft

Joseph Seigenthaler (thanks, Jessica Joslin!)

Shary Boyle (previously featured here and here)