About French doors...

French doors, brick wall with window, pink hearts...

In Rene Magritte's "The Human Condition," a painting of a landscape sits in front of a window and blocks the view of the landscape outside the window. The meta-painting reminds its viewers (in 1933) that they are looking at a painting by illustrating that something is irreconcilable in the confrontation between real space and spatial illusion. Heishman's investigation of this gap is, in part, the aim of this piece at Myrtle Edwards Park. Found backdrops painted masterfully for their specific application - to look great in photographs - are hung side by side in front of the scenic waterfront view. Around the back, the viewer is offered a place to sit and given an opportunity to pause in the space between the painted illusions and the 'real' scene.


Commissioned in conjunction with the inaugural Seattle Art Fair, produced by Art Market Productions in concert with Vulcan Inc. The piece was on display in Myrtle Edwards Park, Seattle from the opening evening of the fair, Thursday, July 30th through Sunday, August 2nd.