THE GOOD LUCK GALLERY / CURRENT EXHIBITION Andrea Joyce Heimer _ Suburban Mythology: Volume 2 | February 28 – April 11, 2015

Andrea Joyce Heimer | Suburban Mythology: Volume 2

Andrea Joyce Heimer The darkly humorous, symbol-laden paintings of Andrea Joyce Heimer depict suburban dramas of love and lunacy that are based upon real people and events, and they are as intricately executed as their circuitous titles (i.e. – to cite one of the briefer ones – “Since Age 16 My Lovers Never Knew What They Were Getting Into, I’ve Wanted To Consume Their Thoughts, Climb Inside Them, And Utterly Devour Them”).

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The Hill’s Annual Spring Equinox Parties Were Known To Erupt Into True Bacchanals, A Fact That Made Us Eye The Family’s Homemade Wine Collection With Both Fear & Desire. 2015, 16×20”, acrylic/pencil on wood

Andrea Joyce Heimer With what must surely be the longest titles in the history of art, it isn’t surprising that Heimer considers herself to be a writer as well as a painter. The text comes first, inspired by memories of adolescent alienation in the suburbs of Great Falls, Montana, where Heimer rode her bicycle around town and observed the often bizarre behavior of her neighbors.Heimer only started painting eight years ago, entirely of her own volition, and has already produced a vast body of work.

Andrea Joyce Heimer During one particularly bleak spell of depression, she abandoned her intention of painting realistically and gave herself over to working intuitively, resulting in her singular style of flat perspectives, misshapen figures and obsessive detail (particularly apparent in her idiosyncratic wallpaper designs). At first, Heimer regarded art as therapy, but it soon took over her life, and she now paints most the time, while continuing to work as a horse-trainer and riding instructor in rural Washington state.

Andrea Joyce HeimerWith paintings that are inwardly unsettling but outwardly fun, Heimer has succeeded in actualizing a highly personal vision and giving it universal appeal, and she is beginning to attract a lot of attention, with numerous shows over the last few years in both the United States and Europe, and many more lined up for the coming year. The Good Luck Gallery is honored to host the first Los Angeles showing of Andrea Joyce Heimer’s paintings.­­

Andrea Joyce Heimer

Exploration Of Carnal Thoughts On Birch Street, 1995, 2014, 16×20″ acrylic/pencil on wood

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If You’re Okay Then I’m Okay And We Can Do This Until We’re Very Old, 2014, 11×14″ acrylic/pencil on wood

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As A Child I Could Not Sleep Until I Had Prayed To The Universe For Safety From Natural Disasters, Avoidance Of A Painful Death, And Most Importantly, That Every Single Animal In The World Had A Sweet & Caring Spirit Helper To Protect Them From Harm. 2015, 18×24″, acrylic/pencil on wood

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