“Pictures of You” – a painting show opening July 11th 2013 @6pm

As part of the PLG Arts Local Artist Series @ Tugboat Tea Company, 546 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn. Join us later the same evening for Jazz at Inkwell Jazz-Comedy club. See facebook.com/plgarts for further details! I hope you will join me for an opening of a my solo painting show at Tugboat Tea Company in Brooklyn. Openings are the…

The Audio for the Landscape Resounds Paintings

Swallowfields | 4' x 4'

Including the sound with the paintings was new for me. If landscape painting traditionally places the ‘subject’ as the audience or the painter, I think the sounds helped to create ‘subjects’ in the paintings… “Resounding Landscapes” Click the images to enlarge. The audio for each painting is directly below. Swallowfields [audio:http://noelhefele.com/audio/painting-sounds/10-plantation-7-16.mp3] Make-shift Shelter [singlepic id=83…

Landscape Resounds: Video of the Installation

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avP1Ach0SmM&feature=player_embedded Landscape Resounds was my MA show contribution at Ultimate Dart – The Dartington College of Arts MA show for 2010. The installation featured 11 four foot square paintings of Totnes and Dartington. Each painting also had a ‘soundscape’ that was playing from speakers behind the canvases. These soundscapes were composed of sounds recorded at…

Ultimate dART. Dartington MA SHOW 2010. My video.

A bunch of the MA students are making short videos to advertise the upcoming MA show at Dartington College of Arts this July 20-22nd. I took a time lapse video of the beginnings of a painting at 30 second intervals. I believe there are 24 frames per second, translating to roughly 12 minutes represented by…

Questions on Process of Practice

Curator Joanna O’Donovan asks:

Do you paint on site or in a studio?
You work on large canvases, what do you like about working on this scale?
What do you look for in a site to paint?

eXchange | AAP’s Centennial Exhibition

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Constance Merriman and I will be exhibiting Dwelling at Exchange: Emerging and Experienced Artists Come Together.  The show is part of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh’s centennial celebration.  40 artists are participating and collaborating in pairs. The opening reception is this Friday, February 5th at 5:30 – 8pm 937 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh PA. Unfortunately,  I…

Dwelling | Preview of the Results

Constance Merriman and I collaborated on this photo experiment which we exhibited in the Landscape Thinks Itself In Us show in January 2010.  It will be showing at the Exchange in a more intimate format from February 5th until April 17th. The exact same video file is posted below to Vimeo. I heard they have better…

Exhibition Framing Statement

19th Century French painter, Paul Cezanne, once wrote in a letter to a friend; ‘the landscape thinks itself in me… and I am its consciousness’. It is this relationship between the land and us, the intertwined and interdependent relationship between the observer and the observed, the inhabitant and the inhabited, that is the focus of…

Dwelling: a trans-atlantic collaboration

I am very lucky to have been invited to collaborate on an artwork with my longtime Pittsburgh friend, STUDIO collegue and fellow landscape painter, Connie Merriman.  She asked if I would like to work with her for the Associate Artists of Pittsburgh Centenial Exhibition.  Pittsburgh is a very special place for me, and it’s magnetic…