Featured Artist Member
Featured Artist Member honors the artist members of Berkeley Art Center, highlighting the breadth and variety of mediums, processes and concepts engaged by our community. Only artists whose memberships are current will be considered. To become a member, please sign up HERE. To fill out our Artist Member Informational Survey , click HERE.
Featured Artist March 2017
Belinda Hanson lives and works in Northern California, just below Mount Shasta, where the Sacramento River flows through the canyons. This confluence of geography, mountain and river, affects her aesthetic sensibilities. Hanson’s sculpture and sculptural installations are raw, even rugged, yet the end results are surprisingly delicate, sometimes poetic. Her work has been shown on the West Coast, from the Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA to the Stevenson Union Gallery at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon and East to the AIR Gallery in New York and the Krause Gallery at Moses Brown in Rhode Island. In 2013, she was included in the West Coast Biennial Juried Art Exhibition at Turtle Bay, Redding; Sculpture Slam at San Louis Obispo Museum of Art in San Louis Obispo; and Slice at the Pence Gallery in Davis, CA.
“Belinda Hanson’s sculptures and sculptural installations immediately place us in another world. Magical and strange, and also strangely familiar….
“Part of a long history of modernist sculpture of assemblage and found materials (think Duchamp, Schwitters, and the Surrealists), and part of a growing trajectory of contemporary interventions using minimalist forms to explore corporeal sensation and body politics (think Annette Messager, Lygia Clark, and Kiki Smith), Hanson’s work asks us to contemplate the boundary between human and inhuman, nature and artifice, sameness and difference – and feel wonder.”
Jeannene Przyblyski, Art Historian and Curator. San Francisco, CA.
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