SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery is pleased to present Phenomenal Women new paintings and sculptures by artist Lannie Hart. William Blake said that poetry and art are ʻways to converse with paradiseʼ. In Lannie Hartʼs exhibition she attempts to connect one paradise with the other. Hartʼs surreal painting “Emilyʼs Garden” relates to not only the series of garden poems by Emily Dickinson but to the soul of Dickinson as she vomits flowers. Her “Adam and Eve” painting evokes the image of Eve, the naive victim as depicted in the poem by Ralph Hodgson, and also Derek Walcottʻs poem which presents Eve as Adamʼs death. With Allen Ginsbergʼs epic poem “Kaddish”, Hart stretches for the depth of mourning in her sculpture,of the same name. She takes the humor of Billy Collinsʼs “Taking Emily Dickinsonʼs Clothes Off” and turns it into a painting about peeling off the layers of Dickinsonʼs insecurity. The painting “Womb” relates to a poem about a womanʼs desire to tell the child she has aborted that she loves it. Her steel sculpture “Virgin of the Apocalypse”, influenced by a haiku by Scott Mason, gives us a Madonna with a glass heart and stigmata.