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HARRIET HEYMAN, "Dog Pointing," 2017, bronze, 7 ¼ x ⅞ x 4 ¾ inches, courtesy of the artist, photo by John Carr.

Coastal Marin Artists Gallery

Harriet Heyman: The Quickening

April 8 - June 4, 2023

Curated by Elia Haworth

Motion is the theme of Harriet Heyman’s bronze sculptures.  Whether it’s a dog leaping or three figures in a desperate embrace, the sculptures exude energy and vitality. Heyman explored the theme of bodies in motion in her book Private Acts: The Acrobat Sublime (Rizzoli, 2011), about the art of acrobatics as a metaphor for work and the creative process. Though cast in bronze, her sculptures are like quick sketches. The sculptures take months to make, but they feel spontaneous—as if just quickened from raw material and ready to dance in the play of light.  For thirty years, Heyman has divided her time between San Francisco and the quiet of her home and studio in Bolinas. Her recent exhibitions have been in the Bay Area and London.

Saturday, April 8th
3 PM Talks / 4 – 5 PM Reception