2015: Robert Chase Heishman, _IMG #3


2015: Robert Chase Heishman, _IMG #3

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Robert Chase Heishman
_IMG #3
Archival inkjet print, 10 x 15" image on 12 x 17" paper
Edition of 30

Includes 15 x 18 inch archival white mat
Framed: 16 x 20 inches

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Robert Chase Heishman’s practice consists of artworks that address visual perception, the construction of images, and visual idioms. At the onset of his career he worked as a décor artist for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and was introduced to John Cage and Merce Cunningham’s philosophies of chance-operations and collaboration. Heishman applies similar sensibilities of structure, chance, experimentation, and openness that he learned from Cunningham and his collaborators. Heishman’s projects echo the conscious and subconscious proliferation of technology in everyday life through optical shifts in the dimensional qualities of space, engaging in larger political conversations through formal photographic work, and playful material investigations.

For Silver Eye Editions, Heishman presents an image from his series, _IMG, an on-going photographic project creating optically flat minimal glyphs onto three-dimensional spaces using colored pieces of masking tape. These photographs playfully reveal the labor involved in making a formal composition in real space by oscillating congruous and incongruous marks.

Robert Chase Heishman is an artist living and working in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2008 and his MFA from Northwestern University in 2012. He has collaborated with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Sigur Rós, Radiohead, and exhibits nationally and internationally. His work is held in the collections of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center.