Wednesday, October 15, 2008

And/Or Show #19: Lily Hanson, opening reception October 24th, 6pm - 9pm

And/Or Gallery will present a solo show of works by Dallas-based artist Lily Hanson. Inspired by found objects and textiles, Lily Hanson creates soft sculptures that hover between abstraction and pop-culture. Using materials such as colored fabric, foam, wood and wire, Hanson’s sculptures inhabit tactile polarities. Hard is coupled with soft, colorful with muted, constructed with free-form, mirroring a similar dialog within the fashion industry. Hanson’s work evokes the complexities of our relationship with fashion, in both our reactions to clothing on a sensual level and its constructed nature. Hanson is in-part an installation artist, her sculptures are often grouped in clusters, draped on the walls, or resemble toy-like constructions planted around the gallery. Lily Hanson received her MFA from Southern Methodist University in 2000, she has exhibited in galleries and museum throughout Texas including UTD Central Track Residency, Conduit Gallery, the Art Museum of Southeast Texas and the 2007 Texas Biannual. Hanson was also a recipient of the Dozier Travel Grant given by the Dallas Museum of Art. Exhibition runs October 24 - December 6

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