VALERIE HEGARTY: SEASCAPE
March 2–June 7, 2008
Valerie Hegarty, Overseas (Fireplace with Harpoons), Foamcore, paper, paint, glue, gel medium, courtesy of the artist and Guild & Greyshkul, NY.
New York artist Valerie Hegarty creates installations of foamcore, paper, paint, glue, and gel medium that challenge notions of time and space and play with perception and reality. Overseas (Fireplace with Harpoons) is simultaneously the construction of a domestic space with a painting and fireplace and a "re-imagining of the sea as a transformative force that is unleashed." With a seascape as its central focus, this installation combines elements of history, anthropology, and fantasy into a dramatic metaphor for turbulence and change.