Yood, James, Artforum International
PETER MILLER GALLERY
Julie Heffernan provides precisely the kind of thing one might expect from fin-demillennium painting (though it's pretty rarely found): a mannered, even claustrophobic engagement with canonical Western art practice. In her canvases, though, the heart of that canon is subtly undercut and oddly deflated, producing neither parody nor homage but a new and fully realized incarnation of honored artistic territories. In her paintings, easily recognizable historical prototypes--in the recent show, they included the likes of Velazquez, Mantegna, Lorenzo Lotto, Dosso Dossi, and Piero di Cosimo--rise again, but twisted and rendered dumb.
Heffernan performs …
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Publication information: Article title: Julie Heffernan. Contributors: Yood, James - Author. Magazine title: Artforum International. Volume: 38. Issue: 5 Publication date: January 2000. Page number: 118. © 1999 Artforum International Magazine, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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