Lydia Yee is Chief Curator at Whitechapel Gallery. Briony Fer is Professor of History of Art at University College London and a Fellow of the British Academy.
It's hard not to be optimistic when surrounded by Heilmann's works,
they are sincere and effortlessly cool - and a testament of a woman
who, during a time when painting was once thought to be dead,
brought new life to the medium.--Ashton Chandler Guyatt "Aesthetica
Cool and Californian, punky and urban - Mary Heilmann toys irreverently with the more uptight traditions of abstract art to create a new world of pleasure--Adrian Searle "The Guardian "
Heilmann's work has a light touch but the work carries real authority.... She's a playful painter, dragging her finger through paint, rotating canvases so drips flow in all directions, creating webs of lines, busy blizzards of marks, and calmer fields of colour.--Ben Luke "Evening Standard "