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Flatland Gallery Opening - "Those Who Levitate" by Shana Hoehn

Shana Hoehn: Those Who Levitate

June 28- July 28, 2019
Opening reception: June 28, 6-9pm
Artist talk and closing event: July 28th, 7pm

In the exhibition, Those Who Levitate, these femmes return. A series of images from Hoehn’s archive are printed onto canvas through alternative photographic processes. Drawing on top of enlarged negatives, she then makes contact prints by exposing the canvas to the sun, and alters their color with teas and cleaning supplies. Monochromatic prints become sunken banners and backdrops, sail-like objects that spill onto the floor of the gallery. Small aluminum sculptures perch on their hanging apparatuses like birds or finials. Two bronze sculptures made by casting 3D prints of distorted hood ornaments and paper doll pieces rest on the floor. Using double imagery, each has multiple semi-hidden women. Whether a shadow, a double, or sister, these women travel in packs. An accompanying publication will be available at the exhibition, featuring image groupings from Hoehn’s archive and text by Ruslana Lichtzier.

Shana Hoehn (b. 1991, Texarkana, Texas) recently completed her fellowship at the Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Hoehn received her BFA in painting from Maryland Institute College of Art and her MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University. Hoehn has received grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, the Idea Fund, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and the Houston Arts Alliance. Other residencies and fellowships include Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Acre Residency, SOMA Summer, Fulbright Research Fellowship, Lighthouse Works, and the Jan Van Eyck Academie. Hoehn has recently exhibited at Klowden Mann (Los Angeles), Vox Populi (Philadelphia), the Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas (Austin), Lawndale Art Center (Houston), Hiram Butler (Houston), and will have a solo exhibition at Women and Their Work (Austin) in August 2019.

This project has been funded in part by the Houston Arts Alliance, Let Creativity Happen grant. I am deeply thankful for the additional support I received from the Core Program, the Glassel School of Art, TX/RX Labs, and many friends.

Earlier Event: June 28
Friday Steak Night

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