Breath by Angela Hansen // Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art

Wednesday, June 16, 2021     11:00 AM

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Angela Hansen’s new exhibition at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, 'Breath' takes inspiration from the ocean to consider the carbon cycle and the impact humanity is having upon it.

'Breath' includes a series of small wall-sculpture studies made of encaustic (a beeswax-based painting and sculpting medium), natural tissue, twine and string, that are inspired by Earth’s flora, and micro-fauna. Hansen calls these biomorphic designs “Organimorphs”, as they look biologic, yet not recognizable as any particular one thing.
Angela has worked with encaustic for over 20 years; its versatility of applications drives her art-making practice of both 2D and 3D works. She is inspired by forms found in the natural world, the human psyche, memory formation, and, more recently, a growing interest in ecological and environmental art practices as a factor in cultural transformations.

As Hansen describes: “My artistic focus over the last few years has explored the interconnectedness of all life forms on our planet. Whether it is comparing fungi to coral or creating new biomorphic forms, my encaustic sculptures will seem familiar to the viewer...Above all else humans require oxygen to live, to breathe, to take that single life-giving breath. And with an exhale we nourish that which keeps us alive. ”

'Breath' will be on view in the Window Gallery of the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art from May 21 to July 3, 2021. For more information, visit www.alternatorcentre.com.

The Alternator is open Tuesday - Friday, 11am - 6pm and Saturday 11am - 4pm.


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  • Thursday, June 17 11:00 AM
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