Hannah Cole; Virginia Creeper; acrylic on canvas; 24" x 22"; 2016

The Persistence of Weeds: Hannah Cole

Friday, July 6, 2018
Friday, July 6, 2018 (6:00pm - 10:00pm)
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Mezzanine Gallery

Artist’s statement

“I paint the daily surroundings that normally go unnoticed—a glimpse of the bookshelf, the manhole cover I walk over on my route to the grocery store, my pliers hanging on a pegboard.

My paintings are at once rooted in the unique experiences of my own life, and in conversation with the larger history of American painting. If you’re an art nerd like me, you may notice some cheeky nods to our painting forefathers; Agnes Martin, Franz Kline, Barnett Newman. I make every mark by hand, without shortcuts. This practice is one part meditation, one part Yankee work ethic.”

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Hannah Cole; Dandelion; watercolor on cut paper; 10" x 10"; 2016

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Hannah Cole; Broadleaf Plantain; watercolor on cut paper; 8" x 10"; 2016

About the artist

Hannah Cole is a painter living in Asheville. She studied at Yale University and Boston University, and has exhibited internationally. She is represented by Slag Gallery in New York. Her work was shown recently at The Drawing Center and at Volta, Basel. Last year she had her fourth solo show in New York at The Lodge Gallery and her first solo museum show at the University of Maine Museum of Art. Her show Caring for Surfaces was on view this fall at Boston University’s Sherman Gallery.

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Hannah Cole; Chicory; acrylic on canvas; 36" x 26"; 2016

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Hannah Cole; Disintegrated Broadleaf Plantain; watercolor on cut paper; 8" x 10"; 2016

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