About the Work
Collections of mundane items are endlessly enlivened by Rachel Hecker throughout her body of work. Charred matches and a cigarette butt, the verisimilitude of which prompts an olfactory response; smoke, tar. Crumpled tissues and college-ruled papers punctuated by grocery lists, sell-by dates, and circular Made in China stickers. In her 2017 solo exhibition, Exhibition Title Goes Here, at yours mine & ours gallery (New York), Hecker showcased her technical ability via airbrushed renderings of the aforementioned objects, as well as demonstrated her cinematic understanding of character by illustrating the non-linear collection of images and references which amount to a personality. Hecker's paintings simultaneously evoke distance – the artist's hand is absent in the airbrushed objects that are uncannily recontexualized in the case of human-sized air fresheners and gumdrops as big as a watermelon – and closeness, given the intimately derived subject matter. In our two new editions by Hecker, available separately and exclusive to Exhibition A, the mega-utilitarian seasoning packets are imbued with a meditative quality, as we are confronted with the desire to slow down and truly see what is otherwise ubiquitous, thus realizing the reflective magnitude of painting's potential.
Rachel Hecker has shown extensively at institutions such as the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Menil Collection and ArtPace. Her work is represented in many private and public collections, including the Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and New Orleans Museums of Art, the Menil Collection, the General Services Administration; and the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas. Hecker has received critical attention in publications including The Los Angeles Times, Art in America, Art Papers, and ArtReview (London), and BLAU (Berlin). She received a National Endowment for the Arts Award in painting, the inaugural award for “best in show” from the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, and an Artist Award from the American Institute of Architects for her work on civic art projects. In 2013, she was named Texas Artist of the Year by the Art League Houston. She received her BFA in sculpture from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, and her MFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. Hecker lives and works in Houston, TX.
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