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Double Vision III: Photocentric Paintings by Richard Heipp

The Art Galleries at TCU are pleased to announce DoubleVision III: Photocentric Paintings by Richard HeippThis exhibition runs October 3-30 at Moudy Gallery located on the TCU campus. DoubleVision III will open with a reception for the artist at Moudy Gallery on Thursday, October 3rd, from 5-7 p.m.


Check out a 3D walk-through of the exhibition:


Artist Richard Heipp explores the rich and evolving relationship between painting and photography. He is interested in perception, challenging the mechanisms of making paintings by hand, machine or the studied combination of both. His work also reflects on and challenges the functions of the eye as he positions viewers at the crossroads of looking and seeing. 


As such Heipp describes his paintings as “photocentric” addressing the role photography plays in the way we perceive imagery. They are not intended to be merely based on mechanically produced images, but are instead highly crafted air-brushed simulations of photographs and or computer scanned images. At first glance Heipp’s hyperrealistic works deceptively appear to be photographs or some type of digitally reproduced images, but closer inspection reveals this as an illusion.


Double-Vision: Photocentric Paintings by Richard Heipp, 1974 - 2018 was the artist’s first major retrospective exhibition. Curated by Adam Justice, of the Mint Museum, the exhibition was organized and originally shown at the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, FL in 2018. Selections from the exhibition then traveled to the University of North Carolina, Charlotte before coming to Moudy Gallery at TCU. The exhibition is accompanied by a 100-page, hard bound, book available in the gallery and through the University of Florida Press.


Richard Heipp is a Professor of Studio Art, specializing in painting at the School of Art and Art History at the University of Florida where he has been teaching art for 38 years. His work is included in many public and private collections such as the Seattle Art Museum, the Harn Museum of Art, and the Florida Holocaust Museum.  Heipp has had more than 30 solo exhibitions and has been included in over 100 group exhibitions across the USA. He has also been commissioned to complete 20 site-specific public art projects. Heipp’s numerous professional achievements include six State of Florida Individual Artist fellowships, an Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award by the Southeastern College Arts Association and Southern Arts Federation, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Painting. At the University of Florida his teaching has been recognized by two College of the Arts Teacher of the Year awards and his research has been acknowledged by two Research Foundation Professorships. Heipp is currently the recipient of a Provost’s University of Florida Term Professorship


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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Moudy Gallery

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Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public, Alumni, Prospective Students


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