The facades and iconic forms of churches and domestic architecture are the subjects of Lorraine Heitzman’s collages in an exhibit opening May 31, 2015 at Winslow Garage. Inspired by the aspirational nature of church architecture as well as the humble character of more prosaic buildings, Heitzman uses postcards, paint and paper to construct her iconoclastic portraits. In the buildings of her imagination and memory, she seeks to celebrate their individual personalities and reveal the ecstasy, strength, whimsy and boredom that we uncover and project onto these structures.
Lorraine Heitzman is a Los Angeles artist, living in Eagle Rock since 2011. Her architectural influences began in New York where she was born and followed her to the Midwest where she received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She continues to find inspiration in the houses, churches, storefronts and garages of California.