Jenny Bishop Heaton to Show at Leo Castelli Gallery Opening April 4th, 2024

Jenny Bishop Heaton: Lavish Delights

Opening Reception: April 4th, 5:30-7 PM

Artist Talk 6PM

Leo Castelli Gallery, John S. Burd Center for Performing Arts

429 Academy Street, Gainesville, Ga 30501

Georgia artist, Jenny Bishop Heaton (aka Virginia) is an active and proficient artist in Metro Atlanta. Heaton will be having a solo exhibition at Brenau University’s Leo Castelli Gallery, from April 4th – May 30th, 2024.

Heaton’s solo exhibition, Lavish Delights, will feature a wide range of works consisting of altered silkscreened prints, paintings, drawings, and digital works on paper.

The extensive knowledge of the mediums in which Heaton works is evident throughout her playful, daring, and colorful explorations; boldly investigating themes of the abstracted figure and form using a myriad of mediums. Her repeated layers of carefully placed abstract shapes, combined with delightful, whimsical lines are an evidential nod toward intuitive expression and improvisation.

Jenny Bishop Heaton in her studio discussing her printmaking process.

Jenny Bishop Heaton holds up one of the many silkscreens she uses to create her limited edition prints and one-of-a-kind prints.

Heaton’s love of decorative patterns has led her to embrace a new form of art application with Heaton’s Art Apparel, her line of clothing, and home fashions.   

Gena Brodie Robbins, Director of Galleries

Heaton earned a BFA studying graphic and fine arts from Auburn University with a concentration in figure drawing.  She produced a thesis in fashion illustration and then furthered her education with graduate studies in psychology and education at Georgia State University.  Her varied creative interests also include a fascination for studying and drawing floor plans.  Heaton created house plans to scale for her current home with final plans and architectural elevations professionally executed by Walker Candler, an Atlanta architect.

Multiple prints by Jenny Bishop Heaton, altered and embellished with colored paint pens, marker, ink, and drawing media.

 Heaton has lived in forested areas much of her life and draws inspiration from nature’s curvilinear lines, biomorphic shapes, and myriad colors. She has taught and continually studies art, most recently with California artist Robert Burridge, and Georgia artists Gena Brodie Robbins, Helen DeRamus, and Leslie Newman.  Heaton enjoys taking part in juror-selected art shows.  Anderson Arts Center, Dalton Creative Arts Guild, Cobb Arts Alliance, Tannery Row Artist Colony, and Quinlan Visual Arts Center are among the art centers whose jurors selected Heaton’s works for awards.  A recent multi-media piece was chosen for the Hudgens Center for the Arts permanent collection.  She has had numerous one-person shows, including a solo show in the Main Gallery of Dalton Creative Arts Guild; and recently had the honor of holding a solo show in Gallery 4945 of the former Highpoint Episcopal Church, Sandy Springs, Atlanta.  Her art is in collections in the US, Japan, The Netherlands, India, and Denmark.