Sally Heller (CRF 2013) is in the midst of a five month long residency at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Heller says:

“My latest body of work involves the use of conveyor belts that I transform by painting and reconfiguring their various components. The end results, like tapestries, have an almost woven effect. I often think of bright, acidic color when I paint these plastic surfaces due to their strong artificial quality; it is my interest to heighten the mass manufactured characteristics of these materials and ultimately spin them into something artistic and beautiful”  Learn more about her work here.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the residency program for Fall 2020 and 2021 is focused on studio space and virtual programming for New Orleans-based artists..

Image: Sally Heller, Spheres Replay, 2020. Conveyor belts, paint, metal, zip ties, 24 x 29 x 3 inches (front view).