Wednesday, March 13, 2013
time marches on...
I will be honest, it has been awhile since I have seen work that gets my heart beating a little faster and I am just blown away. This is one of the pitfalls of being an overeducated viewer. I have seen SO much. But it just happened. The work of New Orleans artist Hannah Chalew totally got me excited.
Her work explores the post Katrina world of New Orleans and how life moves on and takes over and rebuilds. Her work mostly focusing on "ruins" and nature. Her work visually is stunning, she has a a wonderful hand at drawing, a great sense of negative space and composition and she pushes at the box- combining her drawing with paint, stitches, both hand and machine, paper cutting techniques and pushing it all out into a dimensionality that rocks.
here, the site is totally worth looking all the way through.