Exhibition - Jenny Bishop Heaton

April 17, 2024 at 10:00am
Leo Castelli Gallery - John S. Burd Center
429 Academy St.
Gainesville, GA 30501

Georgia artist, Jenny Bishop Heaton (aka Virginia) is an active and proficient artist in Metro Atlanta. Heaton will be having a solo exhibition.

Heaton’s solo exhibition, Lavish Delights, will feature a wide range of works consisting of altered silkscreened prints, painting, drawings, and digital works on paper.

The extensive knowledge for the mediums in which Heaton works is evident throughout her playful, daring and colorful explorations; boldly investigating themes of the abstracted figure and form using a myriad of mediums. Her repeated layers of carefully placed abstract shapes, combined with delightful, whimsical lines are an evidential nod towards intuitive expression and improvisation.

Heaton’s love of decorative patterns has led her to embrace a new form of art application with Heaton’s Art Apparel, her line of clothing and home fashions.   

Heaton earned a BFA studying graphic and fine arts from Auburn University with a concentration in figure drawing.  She produced a thesis in fashion illustration, then furthered her education with graduate studies in psychology and education at Georgia State University.  Her varied creative interests also include a fascination for studying and drawing floor plans.  Heaton created house plans to-scale for her current home with final plans and arhitectural elevations professionally executed by Walker Candler, Atlanta architect.

Heaton has lived in forested areas much of her life and draws inspiration from nature’s curvilinear lines, biomorphic shapes and myriad colors. She has taught and continually studies art, most recently with California artist Robert Burridge, and Georgia artists Gena Brodie Robbins, Helen DeRamus and Leslie Newman.  Heaton enjoys taking part in juror-selected-art shows.  Anderson Arts Center, Dalton Creative Arts Guild, Cobb Arts Alliance, Tannery Row Artist Colony and Quinlan Visual Arts Center are among art centers whose jurors selected Heaton’s works for awards.  A recent multi-media piece was chosen for the Hudgens Center for the Arts permanent collection.  She has had numerous one-person shows, including a solo show in the Main Gallery of Dalton Creative Arts Guild; and recently had the honor of holding a solo show in Gallery 4945 of the former Highpoint Episcopal Church, Sandy Springs, Atlanta.  Her art is in collections in the US, Japan, The Netherlands, India and Denmark.

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