Pierce College Department of Art + Architecture is pleased to present the work of Lorraine Heitzman.

Lorraine Heitzman is an artist and writer who lives and works in Eagle Rock, CA. She holds a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was represented by the Nancy Lurie Gallery and has shown at many venues in Chicago, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Navy Pier, and the Chicago Cultural Center.

Since 1987 Lorraine has been living in Los Angeles and has worked on TV, independent movies and commercial sets. She has also designed residential and commercial interiors in LA and NY, and created unique furniture for her clients. For the past 13+ years she has been focused on her studio practice and art criticism. Her collages, sculptures, and assemblages reflect her interest, not only in formal architecture and interiors, but also in vernacular architecture and folk art. Her work is characterized by an almost naïve juxtaposition of unlikely materials, textures, and painted surfaces within the framework of simple compositions. And in the process of interpretation, the doubleTAKE of seeing and creating, she finds connection to her environment.

The title of the exhibition, doubleTAKE, on a basic level, conjures up the idea of abruptly taking a second look when a scene is not as expected. The work shown here is full of such surprises as Heitzman takes on the humble and the grand, the starkly mundane, the obsessive and whimsical. In addition to her own work, Lorraine Heitzman brought her sensibilities to our students this semester, as they developed their own varied versions of doubleTAKE. 

Join us in viewing and celebrating the outcome of these visual and theoretical examinations of place and space by Lorraine Heitzman alongside artworks by Pierce College Art + Architecture students presented virtually on the Pierce College Art Gallery website. Spring 2021.