Robert Chase Heishman: MFA Thesis Exhibition 2012

Alsdorf Gallery

Robert Chase Heishman, NAMESAKE #2, 2011NAMESAKE #2 (Robert-Foxworth-Chase-Gioberti-Heishman), from the MY FALCON CREST suite, 2011, archival inkjet print with shaving cream, toothpaste, hair sculpting fiber cream, aftershave balm, concealer, under eye cream, and Creed Original Santal cologne.

Robert Chase Heishman (b. 1984) is an artist living and working in Chicago. His suite-based, and often collaborative, practice is predicated on the use of photography and video as means of exploring themes of image production, peripheral vision, conditions of framing, and the everyday. In addition, his on-going project, MY FALCON CREST, focuses on his relationship to his literal namesake: a 1980ʼs soap opera actor and character from the popular show Falcon Crest. Heishman has shown work at Alderman Exhibitions (Chicago), Subterranean Gallery (Kansas City), and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City). He created an original set design for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s Split-Sides (2003), contributed artwork for Sigur Rós’ album BA BA TI KI DI DO, and spoke at Columbia College of Chicago, Kansas University, and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. He is the collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center. Heishman received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2008, where he double-majored in Photography and Art History. Currently, he is an MFA candidate in Northwestern University's Art Theory and Practice department, set to graduate in June 2012.

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