Dawn Heid

Cart (April 2018)
plaster, oil and cold wax on board
12.25 x 12.25 in.
Price: $250

Untitled (March, 2018)
plaster, oil and cold wax on board
12.25 x 12.25 in.
Price: $250

Dawn is an architect and she has been painting most of her life and architectural practice has informed her paintings with structure and process. The square format and compositional organization are an obvious reflection of her architectural training. More importantly, Dawn’s work explores the object within a field, or landscape, and its interaction with the literal and phenomenal space of the work, and is enriched by the three dimensional quality of architecture.

Painting for Dawn is process driven. The composition, color, materials and proportion of her pieces are limited in order to focus on space making in the picture plane. Line and mass appear to be structured objects or enclosures, they are imbedded in the plaster, integral with the picture plane, and sometimes appear to be disintegrating. The use of plaster, cold wax and oil adds dimension and structure to her art, resulting in a thick, flat, dense surface, creating a dialog about the tension between the built and natural environments.

© Dawn Heid