W.S. Heppenheimer was the Top Honors recipient of the Guild Hall Museum 76th Annual Artists Members Exhibition in 2014, an award selected by Robert Storr, Dean of the Yale School of Art, which led to this, his first, solo exhibition. As an art student, he always had an affinity for the properties of color—he liked Op Art, Victor Vasarely, Bridget Riley—and started out making Hard-edge paintings. Over time, experimenting with painting and sculpture, at times merging the two, his style took shape. To describe his work as mosaic would be accurate to an extent, but instead of each tesserae being a solid color, they are made up of a multitude of hues. He first submitted to the Guild Hall Artists Members Exhibition in 2009, when he won Best Sculpture.
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