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hannah barrett
updated: 04/05/2009
website: hannahbarrett.net
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Joyous entry
Garden of His Heavenly WIll
Fidei Defensor
Heaven will Smile on Us Again
One Body Naturally Considered
The Bread of Future Generations
sketch for Defendor of the Faith
sketch for Heaven will Smile
sketch for One Body
sketch for the Bread of Future Generations
 
Portfolio Keywords:  gender/sexuality, figurative, identity, historical, portraiture, narrative
 
 
Joyous entry by hannah barrett
Joyous entry
pencil
2008
019" x  013" 
Garden of His Heavenly WIll by hannah barrett
Garden of His Heavenly WIll
pencil
2008
019" x  013" 
Fidei Defensor by hannah barrett
Fidei Defensor
pencil
2008
19 " x  13" 
Heaven will Smile on Us Again by hannah barrett
Heaven will Smile on Us Again
pencil
2008
019" x  013" 
One Body Naturally Considered  by hannah barrett
One Body Naturally Considered
pencil
2008
019 " x  013 " 
The Bread of Future Generations by hannah barrett
The Bread of Future Generations
pencil
2008
019" x  013" 
sketch for Defendor of the Faith by hannah barrett
sketch for Defendor of the Faith
digital collage
2008
19 " x  13 13 13 013 " 
sketch for Heaven will Smile by hannah barrett
sketch for Heaven will Smile
digital collage
2008
19" x  13" 
sketch for One Body by hannah barrett
sketch for One Body
digital collage
2008
19" x  13" 
sketch for the Bread of Future Generations by hannah barrett
sketch for the Bread of Future Generations
digital collage
2008
19 " x  13" 

Artist Statement




Artist Statement

The drawings and collages in this portfolio are from my current series in-progress, “Family Jewels”. They depict hermaphroditic ruler/deities made up of photos of Adolf Hitler and Queen Elizabeth the 2nd. The figures pose against backgrounds of Hitler watercolors, Constable landscapes, Windsor Castle, and the Garden of Eden. These portrait composites are in the tradition of Bosch, who combined good and evil, and alchemical with religious symbols to create a vivid visual world that was both familiar and alien. The titles are also drawn from speeches of Hitler, as in the case of “Heaven will Smile on Us Again” or of Queen Elizabeth the 1st, as in “One Body, Naturally Considered”.

The Hermaphrodite Master Race pick-nicks and rides horseback in a sinister land of old masterly charm. Dignified yet exposed, their bodies try to wriggle free from the inextricable bonds of Christianity, Power and Gender.

Artist Bio / CV

Solo Exhibitions

2007 Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
2006 Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
2003 Clifford Smith Gallery, Boston, MA
2000 Green Street Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA

Selected Exhibitions

2009 Massachusetts College of Art, Figuratively Seeing,Boston,MA 2008 Samson Projects, The Ambivalent Figure, Boston
2008 University of Rhode Island, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Kingston, RI
2008 Mills Gallery, Artadia Award Recipients of 2007, Boston, MA
2007 Art United Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2007 Boston University,Sherman Gallery, Interface, Boston, MA
2006 DeCordova Museum, Approaches to Narrative, Lincoln, MA
2006 Museum of Fine Arts, Foster Gallery, Traveling Scholars Annual Exhibition, Boston, MA

Honors, Awards, and Grants

2007 Artist Resource Trust Grant, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
2007 Artadia Award Recipient