The Leslie Curran Gallery @ ARTicles presents the exhibition ALBUMS: Heike Mueller

This solo exhibition of paintings by HEIKE MUELLER opens at the Leslie Curran Gallery @ ARTicles, on Saturday, February 13th, 6-9pm. The Swiss artist returns to the U.S., exhibiting a series of paintings inspired by source material gathered during her sabbatical in St. Petersburg in 2015.

The paintings in the ‘Florida Album’ have their origin in antique photographs gathered during an extended stay in St. Petersburg, Florida. The bright light and fresh colors of Florida greatly influenced her pallet. In addition, unlikely formal aspects of these vintage family snapshots became of interest. Damaged photographs often contained white spots and blemishes that Mueller then translated into abstraction in many of the resulting paintings. The series of “painted snapshots” captures moments of pleasure, reviving and reclaiming them into modern paintings.

After studying art education and painting in Basel and Amsterdam, Mueller continued to teach and maintain a rigorous studio and exhibition practice while building a family. Widely represented in Germany and Switzerland,Mueller has exhibited extensively in galleries and art fairs throughout Europe for the last 20 years. She now lives and works in Basel with her husband and three sons. This is the first solo exhibition of Heike Mueller‘s paintings in the U.S.