Hannah Burr

Stand In

June 19- July 26

 

In Stand In Burr investigates how mind and matter influence one another by assembling physical matter as 'stand-in's for fleeting thoughts and subtle experiences.

Burr explores these ideas through a reversal process. Take a sensation out of one's experience, and substitute a chunk of wood or bit of string for it. Put that wood on a shelf outside of oneself, see it, it's separate. The result is a playful, dynamic, bright, and bold visual layering, stacking, repetitive action, and an opportunity for shifts to take place.
 
She asks, “Can physical matter express direct, fleeting and personal experience? What is changed or freed up, if so?”

What results is a series of pile ups, a residue left behind of this dynamic process at work. A small mountain, standing in for a cluster of moments of noticing, expressed in different kinds of material. Burr explores how these pile ups, contained in each of us, can constitute personality and identity, and how they form the world around us, from rocks to artworks to other kinds of tenuous and shifting structures.

Via an entirely new body of work you will see four qualities in the materials interwoven into compositions within drawings, sculpture and installation,

~ flopping or surrendering, an open state
~ piling up, gathering, building
~ armoring, covering up, wrapping, contracting
~ shining, being, emanating.

Sculptural materials, whether piled on the floor or hanging from the ceiling are bright, playful, strangely juxtaposed, and rediscovered from daily contexts.

 

Exhibition Reviews:

Cate McQuaid- "Burr Tallies Experiences Poignantly"

Elin Spring- "Meditations on Change at 555 Gallery"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installation View, Hannah Burr

Installation View, Hannah Burr

A Visit With You, Hannah Burr © 2014

A Visit With You, Hannah Burr © 2014

Attendant, Hannah Burr © 2014

Attendant, Hannah Burr © 2014

Installation View, Hannah Burr

Installation View, Hannah Burr