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John Heliker: The Order of Things, 60 Years of Painting and Drawing - Exhibition Publication

The Order of Things, 60 Years of Painting and Drawing Show Catalog

This 48-page full-color catalog with an essay by poet Rosanna Warren was produced by the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation in conjunction with the Asheville Art Museum's 2015 exhibition, John Heliker: The Order of Things, 60 Years of Painting and Drawing (January 31-May 2, 2015). The catalog, with photography and design by John Goodrich, includes an introduction by Pamela Myers, Executive Director of the AAM.

  • ISBN 978-1-320-95026-8
  • $29.95

John Heliker: The Inner Compass of Certainty - DVD

The Order of Things, 60 Years of Painting and Drawing Show Catalog

Based on a series of interviews recorded with the artist in New York and Maine, this film explores Heliker's life and work, and includes reminiscences with contemporaries Lou Harrison and William Maxwell. A contemporary individualist who was never associated with any particular school, Heliker's work has been guided by what critic Jed Perl has called an "inner compass of certainty." This intimate portrait offers a rare and fascinating insight into the creative process of an artist who was still working in his ninth decade. John Heliker passed away in 2000. Running Time: 34 minutes

  • $19.95

John Heliker: Drawing on the New Deal - Catalog

The Order of Things, 60 Years of Painting and Drawing Show Catalog

John Heliker: Drawing on the New Deal marks the rediscovery of a remarkable and largely unknown body of early work by an eminent American artist. Heliker (1909-2000) developed a highly personal and expressive approach to drawing during the WPA years. His early drawings compare to his Social Realist contemporaries Ben Shahn and Philip Evergood. Heliker shared in their political activism and produced many anti-fascist cartoons for The New Masses, some represented here. During WWII and the immediate Postwar years, Heliker earned critical acclaim for his bold experimentations with biomorphic and architectonic abstractions. By the late 1950s and in subsequent decades, his style became more muted, and he achieved a tonalist manner of great poignancy. Heliker developed a nuanced, impressionistic painting style in response to abstract expressionism—an approach that characterized his mature style.

  • $25.95

Drawings by John Heliker - Book

The Order of Things, 60 Years of Painting and Drawing Show Catalog

Drawings by John Heliker is a handmade book produced by La Nana Press, bound in silk made in a limited edition of 100. The introduction was written by Rosanna Warren. The book includes 59 images.

  • $150.00

Special slipcase edition
It includes an original drawing by John Heliker.

  • $300.00
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John Heliker: A Celebration of Fifty Years
- Exhibition Catalog

The Order of Things, 60 Years of Painting and Drawing Show Catalog

John Heliker: A Celebration of Fifty Years is an exhibition catalogue. This catalogue includes 9 color photographs, an artist CV and essays written by Carole M. Pesner and Karen Wilkin.

  • $10.00