Heidi Hahn Artist Talk | Kent State University

Heidi Hahn Artist Talk

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Center for the Visual Arts
Room 165

The School of Art presents the final artist talk for the spring 2018 semester with painter, Heidi Hahn.  The talk will take place in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts on Friday, April 27.  All lectures are free and open to the public.  The School of Art offers free visiting artist and scholar lectures monthly during fall and spring semesters. 

Heidi Hahn (b. 1982, lives and works in Brooklyn) brings a thoughtful and refreshing perspective to the medium of painting. Often engaging with the female body, the artist's layered, parafin infused images utilize a consistent cast of characters. The artist’s sumptuous application of paint and seductive layered surfaces draw the viewer into a psychologically intense narrative, in conversation with this tradition, which unfolds across the paintings presented. The works engage the psychological realm of attachment to the female body and how that’s processed through both a traditional and a contemporary reading, as the many reclining, sitting or lounging female figures relate distantly to any number of female portraits (often reclining female nudes) painted throughout history.

Image: Heidi Hahn, Bent Idle I, 2015, oil on canvas

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