Drew Heitzler

WINE, WATCHES, COMIC BOOKS 24
2012
nine parts; ink-jet on watercolor print
16 1/8 x 12 1/8 inches
edition 1 of 3 + 2 artist proofs

In Wine, Watches, Comic Books 24, multidisciplinary artist Drew Heitzler creates a decisive grouping of images that reconsider past ideas through popular and high culture. The classic comics speak to our obsession with mythological heroes (currently featured in numerous films); the pocket watch is an object still functional, yet obsolete; and wine, whose flavors age with time, cognitively activates our palate, as well as our other senses.  Here, each image acts as an important link to the larger grouping that re-tells a story never explicitly told. Heitzler lives and works in Los Angeles. His films and film-related projects have been exhibited widely internationally. A selection of venues includes LAX Art, Los Angeles; Magasin Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble; the Sculpture Center, New York; MoMA PS1, New York; The Project, New York; Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen; Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Bruxelles; and Artists Space, New York.  Heitzler (in collaboration with artist Amy Granat) was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial.

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courtesy of the artist, blum & poe, los angeles; and renwick gallery, new york
gallery website: www.blumandpoe.com, www.renwickgallery.com