Got a Girl Crush On: Valerie Hegarty

Her pieces skew aesthetically toward deconstruction and disintegration, resulting in a colorful, bracing, and — above all — totally captivating body of work. Oil paintings will literally drip, twisted and burned like the ruinous aftermath of a car accident, and her sculptures are often tattered, bent, and riddled with bullet holes. In short, it’s a visual knock-out. See it in person: Altered States, a solo exhibition of her newest work, will be on display at Marlborough Gallery in New York City through May 5.