Hirshhorn Museum Presents Charline von Heyl Snake Eyes

By Editorial Team on February 12, 2019
Charline Von Heyl: Snake Eyes; November 8 2018 to Jannuary 27 2019; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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On view through April 21, 2019
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The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has announced that artist Charline von Heyl’s critically acclaimed exhibition, Snake Eyes, has been extended through April 21. The exhibition, which was organized in collaboration with the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Germany, is the artist’s largest U.S. museum survey exhibition to date, comprising more than 30 large-scale works that highlight von Heyl’s innovative artistic development. The three-month extension allows visitors who may have missed the exhibition due to the government shutdown the opportunity to experience these works in person, deemed “a first class retrospective” by The New York Times and described as “exultant” by The Washington Post.

“We are so pleased to be able to extend Charline von Heyl’s exhibition,” said Hirshhorn Director Melissa Chiu. “She is undoubtedly one of the most accomplished and influential painters, and we are delighted that visitors will have more of an opportunity to experience her singular explorations in painting. We would especially like to thank all of the lenders to the exhibition who have graciously agreed to this extension.”

Von Heyl has gained international recognition for continually rethinking the possibilities of contemporary painting. Her cerebral, yet deeply visceral, artworks upend long-standing assumptions about composition, beauty and narrative, creating images that are seemingly familiar yet impossible to classify. Combining keen humor, a rigorous, process-based practice and references from a broad array of sources, von Heyl creates paintings that, in her words, offer “a new image that stands for itself as fact,” challenging conventions about an artist’s signature style or linear development.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is located at Independence Ave SW and 7th St. SW. Event Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/charline-von-heyl-snake-eyes-in-asl/