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Heather Deyling



installation, acrylic on felt (For media: click to download 300ppi image)
March 12, 2013 - September 3, 2013
Ticketing Lobby (North side)
Heather Deyling was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kent State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Deyling lives and works in Savannah, Ga., and is Professor of Foundation Studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design.


Deyling has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the United States. In 2011 she spent four weeks as a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center. Recently, Deyling has had solo exhibitions at Gallery SPACE in Savannah, Ga., the Cochenour Gallery at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky., and the Roy C. Moore Art Gallery at Gainesville State College, Oakwood, Ga.

About Creeper
Deyling’s installation, entitled Creeper, uses colorful organic forms which spill over into architectural space, creating a tension between the organic and the man-made. Invasive plant species such as kudzu are referenced in the artwork, which grow and mutate to claim the space, much like vines that cover buildings and trees. The prevalence of unnatural hues invites the viewer to consider whether they originate from man or nature.

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