The gallery at Left Coast Books, in Goleta, California (5877 Hollister Avenue), is pleased to announce the opening of “Reversal: An Exhibition by Kimberly Hahn.” A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, March 23, from 5 to 7 pm. This event is open to the general public.
Titled “Reversal,” Hahn’s exhibition consists of a mock photo shoot, in which the means of photographic reproduction become the subject as well as the object of representation. Two sculptures consisting of serigraph screens (in the form of sandwich boards) face each other in the gallery space, their surfaces covered with a photosensitive emulsion that pictures the sculptures themselves. The images on the sculptures in turn cast shadows upon black paper backdrops.
Hahn uses analogue as well as digital techniques to create her installation, which suggests that “reality” is relative, depending on the techniques (whether analogue or digital) that the observer brings to bear. There’s no such thing as vision that is unmediated by technology and our experience of it. As the artist writes in the accompanying Statement, “My work presents nuanced experiences that question many shades of gray including what is being seen, why it is provocative, how it is made, and the validity of environmental perceptions.”
KIMBERLY HAHN was raised in California and Texas, and now resides in Santa Barbara, California. She studied at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design (London, England) and the University of Texas (Austin, TX) where she received a BFA. Hahn has been in numerous exhibitions including: “Limuw: An Ode to the Sea,” CAF Satellite @ Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara; “Communion of Saints: Santa Barbara & San Antonio,” David Shelton Gallery, San Antonio, TX; “The Can(n)on,” Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA; “California Visual Artists,” Second City Art Council Gallery, Long Beach, CA; and “Revisiting Beauty,” Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA.
Media Contact: Simon Taylor, 805.845.1212, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more about the Reversal installation, visit Kimberly's blog at http://www.kimberlyhahn.com/think/2013/03/reversal-installation/.