Heaton’s ‘Lavish Delights’ to open April 4 in Castelli Gallery

artist Jenny Heaton and her work

Jenny Bishop Heaton, an Atlanta artist who works in a variety of media, will open her solo exhibition, Lavish Delights, on April 4 at Brenau University’s Leo Castelli Gallery.

An opening reception will be 5:30-7 p.m. at the gallery, with an artist talk at 6 p.m. The gallery is located in the John S. Burd Center for Performing Arts, 429 Academy St., Gainesville.

Heaton’s exhibition will continue through May 30 featuring a wide variety of works including altered screen prints, paintings, drawings, and digital works on paper. Each of Heaton’s works will show a multitude of abstract, bold and colorful works.

“Dancing delightfully across a variety of surfaces are Jenny Bishop Heaton’s alluring explosions of colorful shapes and layered forms – evoking the essence of a Miles Davis jazz improvisation, replete with poignant highs and lows, lively and bold,” Gena Brodie Robbins, Brenau’s director of galleries, said.

Heaton earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic and fine arts from Auburn University and produced a thesis in fashion illustration before furthering her education in graduate studies in psychology and education at Georgia State University.

“Lavish Delights exposes the audience not only to original local art, but an experience of visual language and dialogue the artist aims to communicate,” Robbins said. “The interaction initiated between each viewer and each colorful, bold and stimulating piece invites contemplation, discussion, interpretation and analysis into the elements of art allowing each viewer to walk away with new-found knowledge and awareness.”

Heaton takes part in juror-selected art shows, and her work appeared in collections at the Anderson Arts Center, Dalton Creative Arts Guild, Cobb Arts Alliance, Tannery Row Artist Colony and Quinlan Visual Arts Center.

One of her multimedia pieces was chosen for the Hudgens Center for the Arts permanent collection. Heaton has had many solo exhibitions and her art is in collections across the United States, Japan, The Netherlands, India and Denmark.