Monday, August 17, 2015

Second Glance by Heather Kelley in the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery

Exhibit dates: September 29 - October 30, 2015

"Second Glance, artwork by Heather Kelley" opens on September 29. Heather Kelley is a member artist at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery. 
Come meet her at the opening reception on Friday, October 2nd, from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm.

Heather studied art during an artistic revolutionary period. Her influences lie in op, pop, minimal, conceptual, performance, feminist and modern realism. “Second Glance” represents how these influences have influenced her growth as an artist. 

According to Heather, modern realism “creates a realism that the camera cannot see. That is, it is not photographic, but interprets the image with a medium more capable of breaking the 2-dimensional plane by emphasis, lighting, and paint application. It is about forms, space, colors, and textures, without an agenda to tell a story about the image.  In my figurative pieces, each muscular structure is modeled by layer upon layer of paint to achieve dimensional believability but not necessarily perfection.  My abstract works also forego storytelling, in favor of peaceful imagery.  I am hopeful my viewers will enjoy the simplicity and honesty inherent in my minimalist works.”

Heather grew up in Orlando and, with private art instruction from local artists, has been painting since age 10.  Her art degree is from The University of Florida, with graduate work at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.  She resides in Melbourne Beach, Florida.

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery
321-259-8261 1470 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32935

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