Kimber Wallwork-Heineman is an award-winning photographer and artist who has prepared an extensive new body of work for her show in the Mesa Public Library Upstairs Gallery. The show, called “No Limitations,” will be displayed for the month of November. The Gallery is open to the public during regular library hours.
Wallwork-Heineman has achieved prominence in the world of photography, having her won first place in New Mexico Magazine photography competition “Only in New Mexico” category in July, 2014, first place in the 2010 New Mexico Magazine annual competition in 2010, and the Grand Champion award in the 2009 New Mexico “No Frills” photo contest.
The work being shown in this exhibit will include many of those award-winning photographs, alongside work that begins with those photographed images but then evolves into painting. Her subject matter includes a wide range of topics, from cowgirls to foreign places and everything in between.
“Each image, that I decide to focus on, is similar to travel,” Wallwork-Heineman said. “When a traveler goes to a place never visited, there is a search that begins. It is a search of curiosity and passion, of colors and people, cultures and art. Photographs appear on every corner, paintings present themselves in vivid colors and landscapes offer inspiration and awe.
“If the traveler is able to connect with the people of this foreign place, a magical thing happens and a story is created. When I choose an image I look for the story. It is rare that I have a clear picture of what the end piece might look like. But I have several ideas, pictures dancing around, and I simply play. I try things out and experiment. I travel around the image looking for all the best places to really experience this little piece of our planet. And the image unfolds and speaks. Digital photography and the software available to enhance, manipulate, change, collage or paint are quite simply mind-boggling. The creative possibilities are endless and beyond imagination. It is all as exciting as planning a trip to Fiji!”
There will be a reception for the artist 5-8 p.m.Thursday, Nov. 6 in the Gallery. All are welcome to come and meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments.