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Showcase Winner: Gale Hart

(Image: Gale Hart, Attack on Habitat, 2011, paint, steel, pencil; © Gale Hart)

Gale Hart

A childhood fascination with creating objects out of nuts, bolts, scrap metal and wood evolved into an intensely energetic creative drive. Gale Hart began her career with an enduring passion to compile components into a whole. From monumental canvases to meticulous graphite drawings, Hart's repertoire of visual images grabs, engages and speaks volumes about universal humanity.

A narration characterized by humor, angst and sarcasm presents itself through a constantly evolving cast of characters. Reminiscent of a candid snapshot, Hart captures an attitude at a particular place and point in time. The specifics of a personality are not as important as the condensed essence or vitality of expression. Through direct frontal gaze and exaggerated facial expressions, Hart conveys the difficulties of human interactions and the challenges of interpersonal communication.

Hart's sculpture parallels her paintings with the visual language remaining constant: narrative composition, ordered geometry and color choices. Validating the instincts that launched her creative career, found objects continue to hold limitless possibilities and appeal. Hart seamlessly marries incongruent materials creating mirthful yet perplexing personages.

Gale Hart was chosen as a Juried Winner in Round #3 of the Showcase Series.

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Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 7/20/12

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