October 30 – December 31, 2021
DANIEL HEYMAN; Summons
Cade Tompkins Projects
198 Hope Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906 USA
Opening Reception: October 30, 2021 4-6 pm
Daniel Heyman is an artist whose work in drawing, printmaking and painting directs the viewer’s attention to contemporary social and political issues. Deeply interested in narrative, he uses images to tell stories that combine a love of history and myth in an effort to provoke discussion and empathy. In his recent Summons series, Heyman emphatically returns to images without words.Daniel Heyman’s new woodblock print will also be on view. Printed on handmade Japanese paper, the work entitled Summer Squall 2021 is mounted on a scroll and unfurls over 29 feet in length revealing a narrative event both calm and harrowing.
A catalog of Heyman’s work with essay by Kathleen Tolan will accompany the exhibition. Tolan writes, “Chaos Gives Birth To Being, the giant, squatting on bright green rocks in a blue sea, his body covered with babies crawling on him, being born by him. He points up at a bunch of purple grapes. I think of Dionysus, of the playful lover of life, and I think of the necessity of embracing chaos to make art.”