Friday, April 8, 2016


SP Projects is pleased to present “Wandering Nocturnal: A
Collection of Work by Heather Gabel” at The Convent in
Philadelphia. This exhibition marks Heather's first east coast
solo show.

Through her chosen medium of collage, Heather Gabel
creates work that is at once nostalgic and timeless, cleverly
contrasting classic imagery with clean, stark lines and cutting
irony. Using a combination of collected vintage and Xerox
papers, she creates powerful new visual juxtapositions that
confront ideas about gender and pose questions about
traditional femininity.

Heather Gabel is a visual artist living and working in
Chicago, with collage being at the core of her practice. She
studied photography at the Center for Creative Studies in
Detroit and holds a BFA from Columbia College Chicago.
She has been exhibiting both internationally and across the
United States for nearly 10 years in galleries and alternative
venues, including several public art installations with Johalla
Projects in Chicago and New York City. Recent projects
include a series of neon-based works addressing modern
death rituals in American society, a trilogy of video works, a
collaboration with the Chicago-based designer Hvnter
Gvtherer, programming the Palace Film Festival and
research for her first performance work.