East Bay Open Studios Artist: Heather Day

Heather Day’s paintings begin at every seam, edge, and mark. Then layers of paint overlap revealing collected moments of interaction. Every mark creates a series of expectations similar to a conversation. When a question is asked, an answer is anticipated. Stitches and mark making lead to energetic movement reading like handwriting stretching from one side of the painting to the next. Paintings often act as pages requiring several in a series to tell the story. The layers of paint, fibers and line reflect the relationship between decay and upkeep that relies heavily on human interaction. These paintings are never planned. Each piece is a product of an experience, leaving behind documentation of how an event transpired.

Heather is represented by The Tappan Collective in LA and Adah Rose Gallery in Washington DC. She’s currently planning for a show in June at Gallery M in Cambridge, Ontario. You can view more of her work on her website – www.heatherdayart.com and find her on most social media platforms @heatherdayart.

View Heather’s work this weekend and next at Norton Factory Open Studios, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.