About the Work
Sleepover draws its arresting power from the nostalgia of childhood experience. Heymans recalls spending many nights with friends in a hunting shack heated by a wood stove, connecting with the surrounding landscape so intimately as to become one with the rolling hills and patchwork forest. In a larger sense, Heymans’ paintings expand on this refusal to depict the environment as a mere setting for human activity. Instead, her compositions are crafted from the aerial perspective in order to eliminate the hierarchy of foreground and background, as well as provide the opportunity for creative liberties outside the confines of realism. What human aspects she does include are often painted into the underlayers of the finished view, suggesting our assimilation into the landscape as part of a larger system rather than two competing forces at odds with one another.
Sophia Heymans was born in central Minnesota in 1989. Growing up on a family commune, she was homeschooled throughout childhood and became devoted to art-making at an early age. Sophia graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2012 with a BFA in Painting, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Recent solo and group exhibitions include The Lonely Ones, curated by Katelyn Eichwald at Fortnight Institute, New York, NY (2021), Refugia, curated by Amelia Biewald at the Royal Society of American Art in Brooklyn, NY (2020), When a Tree Falls at Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, WI (2018), and Lay of The Land at Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN (2018).
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