To Paraphrase, Hanna Vogel
COFFEE BREAK: Artist Talks Online | Hanna Vogel, Mashiul Chowdhury & John Greig Jr.
Saturday, May 8 | 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
FREE | Live Online Zoom Event
Abington Art Center is proud to host this online artist talk via Zoom featuring our three Spring 2021 Solo Series artists, Hanna Vogel, Mashiul Chowdhury & John Greig Jr.
Our Coffee Break Online series is a casual conversation with the artists featured in our exhibition programming. Learn more about the exhibiting artists’ process and technique through a talk and a Q&A online. Feel free to bring your own coffee and bagels.
Spring 2021 Solo Series Artists
Vogel creates imaginary landscapes and growths to investigate the effects of entropy on our environments. She transforms the commonplace materials of porcelain, paper, and wire into unfamiliar forms and textures that evoke growth, decay, and the tenuousness of our surroundings. By referencing craft traditions and natural processes of dissolution, her work addresses aspects of existence on the edge of potential destruction. The physical and connotative properties of her materials speak of the possibility of their demise—porcelain lattices defy their structural improbability to reflect their fragility back on the viewer; a wrinkled, skin-like coating of paper is stained and slowly decayed by its rusting steel wire skeleton. Her work asserts the craft-based primacy of the handmade, grounding itself in the physical world on which we all, ultimately, rely.
Chowdhury is constantly inspired, perplexed, curious, amused, and awed by the elements and stories of things most of us see – and ignore – every day. The activities of human life leave traces on various surfaces sometimes intentionally, sometimes inadvertently – but rarely does anyone realize that such markings contain within them an abstract language that can be rich and compelling. They are remnants of love, of pain, of disgust, of disorder or social or political tensions. His experiences living in crowded but vibrant cities have enabled his consciousness to a greater sensitivity of feelings. An artist must see and feel and understand as opposed to those who merely glimpse but do not really see.
This body of work of Greig’s work is rooted in architecture, formalism, geology, global warming and a future archeology. There is a balanced conversation between the two materials. One material is cut and built, while the other is poured in and around it. The layered castings bring to mind the slowly formed striations, intombing forgotten cities wave by wave. Fabricated wooden components imply long hidden pieces of modern architecture, a buried future. The organically deposited layers of processed gypsum are joined to the shaped wood pieces, both parts naturally formed and simultaneously manipulated by the human hand. These idealized figures suggest a tale of an upside down world, a place of curious harmony, where the earth and ocean live upon our cities.
This event is produced as part of our Spring Solo Series 2021, on view from March 26 – May 8.
Our Coffee Breaks are sponsored in part by the Jenkinstown Lyceum
ONLINE EVENT POLICY | PLEASE READ
RESENDING ZOOM LINKS
We highly suggest you add this event to your calendar immediately using the links in this confirmation email or keep the Zoom link somewhere safe such as in a note taking app. Meeting links will be resent the night before the Artist Talk. Our staff will be preparing for the meeting the morning of the Artist Talk, so there is no guarantee they will have time to resend your link.
If you happen to misplace your meeting link please email firstname.lastname@example.org immediately with your first and last name. Please do not wait until the day of the talk to ask for a link resend.
CHECK IN PROCESS
Please login 5-10 minutes early, as arriving late may disrupt the Artist Talk. This event is created with a waiting room so we can check in guests once the host is ready to start. Your name will appear as your reservation when you enter the waiting room. This link is unique to you, so please do not share your Zoom link with anyone. We will be admitting only one device per reservation, so sharing your Zoom link may result in missing the presentation
ARTIST TALK STRUCTURE
Guests will be muted for the entire presentation. If you have a question in the middle of the lecture, you may ask in the chat. Questions are moderated and asked selectively as to not slow down the presentation. If your question has not been answered, there will be time at the end to ask questions. You may use the “raise hand” feature and a monitor will unmute you briefly to ask your question.
Sharing devices to watch the Artist Talk is allowed, however we will be asking all device sharers to identify themselves.
DROPPING OUT OF MEETINGS
Occasionally while using Zoom for events and classes, meeting participants will get dropped from the meeting. If this should happen, please do not be alarmed. Simply locate your meeting link, wait two minutes and click the meeting link to rejoin. A host will readmit you shortly.
RECORDING ONLINE EVENTS
All virtual events are recorded for Abington Art Center’s use to better optimize our programming. Class and Event recordings may also be uploaded publicly by Abington Art Center to Youtube or other video platforms. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded
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