Screenprint on rag paper, 20x16 in. edition of 10.
Heyd Fontenot's Danielle is a part of a series of prints The Public Trust curated in 2012 for Artopia, the Dallas Observer's annual art event. The collection was on view for 1 night at Dallas Contemporary. This is the first time it has been made available for purchase online and is a rare occassion to obtain a print of Heyd Fontenot's iconic figurative work.
About the Artist
In his long and vigorous career, Fontenot's creative vision has found expression in many different artistic roles including designer, art director, producer, filmmaker and painter. Among his many clients are theater companies, retail businesses and media production companies.
In the 1990s, Fontenot produced a significant body of work as an experimental filmmaker. This period was crucial to his growth as an artist and continues to inform his work as a painter. Fontenot comments, "Filmmaking helped me craft a vocabulary that I continue to draw upon in painting, allowing a particular sensibility for assembling images and creating mise-en-scene"
Whatever medium he chooses, Fontenot usually revisits the themes of sexuality and morality producing joyful and playful works that nonetheless subtly undermine dominant cultural perceptions. In his own words, "If there is a radical nature to sexuality, it lies not in its ability to titillate, but rather in its inherent powers of spiritual transformation."
Heyd Fontenot was born in 1964 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He currently lives and works in Dallas, Texas.