Please join us for the opening of At the Well, featuring the work of Winston-Salem based painter Ellen Heck.
Thursday, May 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Preview Gallery
In her newest body of work, At the Well, Ellen Heck re-examines a long-loved masterwork, William-Adolphe Bouguereau's The Broken Pitcher (La Cruche Cassée), the portrait of a blushing girl leaning against a well with a broken water pitcher at her feet.
"Originally, I set out to decide whether or not I should allow myself to continue enjoying this painting, but already in the early stages of the project, I am again interested in rendering and placing theoretical forms in a believable world. Noticing the vessel-like qualities of the Klein bottle, which is a topological cousin of the Möbius strip with an added dimension, I have replaced the broken pitcher with this new form, changing the figures accordingly. In the language of math, a Klein bottle is described as a 'non-orientable surface with no boundary.' If that isn't something worth exploring, I don't know what is."
- Ellen Heck
Free and open to the public.