Wayfinding, through visual and poetic language.
Michael survived a heart attack while cycling in June 2018. The trauma of that event led to his reevaluation of priorities and return to his passion for painting full-time.
Today Michael works from his studio at the Artisan Resource Center in Marietta, north of Atlanta. He focused on abstract conceptual works during the pandemic, lockdown, and isolation. In June 2020 he began writing poetry to recall childhood memories, his life in Ireland, and indeed as a coping mechanism in a time of uncertainty. The intensity of this focus has led to a practice inspired by the overlap of visual and written language as mark-making and combined forms of expression and storytelling.
This ongoing endeavor is called wayfinding through visual and poetic language. This body of work was the basis for his solo exhibition “Wayfinding” from January 7 until March 12, 2023, at the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art in Marietta, Georgia. https://mariettacobbartmuseum.org/michael-heffernan/
A follow-up solo exhibition of Wayfinding, with new works opens at The Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainsville, GA. https://www.quinlanartscenter.org/exhibitions.html Opening June 15, and showing through August 12, 2023.
Mason Fine Art
415 Plasters Avenue NE, #100, Atlanta GA 30324.
Group Exhibition | November 12, 2020 – January 31, 2021
Sol Art Gallery, Dublin Ireland.
Unit 3, The Times Building, D’Olier Street, Dublin 2 Ireland.
Group Exhibition 2020.
Marietta Cobb Museum of Art
Juried Exhibit “Metro Montage XXII 22nd
Solo Exhibition “Wayfinding” through visual and poetic language.
January 7, until March 12, 2023.
Juried Exhibition “Metro Montage XXIII
July 1, Until September 3, 2023.
The Quinlan Visual Art Center / Jonothan Mansfield Gallery,
Solo Exhibition “Wayfinding”, with new works in painting and poetry.
June 15 through August 12, 2023.
Artist Talk, August 5, 2023.
Opening Reception June 15, 5.30 PM
RobertKent Galleries – Ongoing Representation
Frequent exhibitor of both abstract and landscape works, visit RobertKent Galeris to learn more. https://robertkentgalleries.com/artist-works.php?artistId=357649&artist=Michael+Heffernan