Exhibition of the New York based artist Charline von Heyl opens at Tate Liverpool

artwork: Charline von Heyl - "Now or Else" 2009 - © Charline von Heyl - Courtesy of the Tate Liverpool

LIVERPOOL.- Tate Liverpool presents the first major UK exhibition of the New York based artist Charline von Heyl (b 1960). Von Heyl is at the forefront of a new generation of abstract painters who have acknowledged painting’s contradictions and rejected late modernism’s emphasis on signature style. Forty-two large canvasses and a number of unique works on paper are displayed, covering the period 1990-2011. Taking a broadly chronological approach, the exhibition demonstrates von Heyl’s eclectic approach to painting. Often employing unconventional painting methods and actively resisting a single style or vision, she has constantly reinvented the art form. On exhibition from 24 February through 27 May.